CBE launches integrated school support project with partners

Sep. 22, 2014

At the Calgary Board of Education, we are committed to providing opportunities for every single student to be successful. And we’re proud to work in partnership with other groups that share in that vision. The Integrated School Support Project (ISSP) is a great example of this kind of collaboration.

The CBE has teamed up with the Calgary Police Service, Calgary Catholic School District and many other important partners to provide additional supports and services to students at Patrick Airlie School and Holy Trinity School. The initiative is being piloted at these two schools in an effort to remove barriers to students and their families in accessing beneficial supports and services.

Services students and their families can access include a positive police presence, on-site psychologist, physical education specialist, social worker, health clinician, breakfast and lunch programs, and after-school programs that include mentoring and tutoring. The approach is based on a holistic perspective, which encompasses nutrition, fitness, academic success, emotional well-being and building a safe and strong community.

The initiative was officially launched at a barbeque at Patrick Airlie School on Sept. 18. The school field was filled with students and families from the community along with representatives from the Government of Alberta, City of Calgary and from the many organizations teaming up to make this initiative happen.

“This initiative recognizes that every student is capable, every student matters. That is an important message for our students, and their families, to hear and believe. Because when our students believe in themselves and have the right opportunities available to them, they can achieve amazing things,” said David Stevenson, Chief Superintendent of Schools.

More information about ISSP and a full list of supporting organizations

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