Equal Inclusion Policies For Students Were Already Part Of Chinook's Edge Procedures

Chinook's Edge School Division continues to make all students and staff feel welcome no matter what their sexual orientation or gender identity, according to CESD's Superintendent of Schools.

Alberta Education Minister Dave Eggen says he is inspired to see so many of the province's school boards supporting Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transgender-and Queer students as well as staff.

Thursday, March 31st was the deadline for 61 publicly funded school boards to submit draft polices on how to make schools safe and accepting for all L-G-B-T-Q individuals.
 
Superintendent of Schools for Chinook's Edge School Division, Kurt Sacher, notes CESD has met their plans regarding safe and caring schools. He says the documents have been sent, as per the government's request. 
 
 
Sacher says Chinook's Edge already had plans in place for equal inclusion but now the documents have been finalized. He does not anticipate any significant changes, they were already doing good things, and he hopes to build on that.
 
 
Sacher believes their administrative procedures will make sure this continues for years to come.

According to Alberta's Education Minister, the the province received policies from 55 school boards by the end of March and only two are expected to miss the deadline. The two boards that will not meet the deadline are the Pallister Regional School board and Lethbridge School District 51.
 
 
(Contains content from the Canadian Press)

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