Working together for our students | a message from the Board of Trustees
A locally accountable Board of Trustees is important. We are elected by the citizens of Calgary and we work hard to ensure parents, students and community members have a voice at the CBE. We advocate with all levels of government for public education and what is in the best interest of CBE students.
We listen and respond to the concerns and aspirations of parents, students, employees, public and government. Trustees provide this information to Administration, who in turn respond to and/or action this feedback. We have monitoring systems in place to ensure that once we identify priorities, they are carried out by our system.
As Trustees, we are active in our school communities. We listen and seek to understand more about what is important to our community. Recently, we’ve had conversations with parents about transportation, about the need for space for schools close to where our students live, funding for modernizing the existing schools in our system, and about the need for resources to support our diverse and complex system and all of our students in their learning. Even though we advocate for a large system, each student is unique and deserves the best public education experience we can provide.
We work hard to be strong advocates for our students and advocate for what is in the best interest of the CBE and public education.
The Board of Trustees believes in strong partnerships: with parents, students, staff, communities and all levels of government. By working together, we can make a difference for our students today and for our future.
If you would like to invite your Trustee to join you for your school council meeting or are interested in having a conversation with your Trustee, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Board of Trustees would like to extend warmest greetings for a wonderful holiday season.
May this season bring you the joy of sharing, the warmth of community and the love of family and friends.