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Thu, 8 Jun, 2017

News item: Student Senate's first year

Over the past year, Edmonton Public Schools has welcomed Student Senators to share their diverse perspectives about public education. At Tuesday's public meeting, Trustees heard first-hand what a difference these teens are making.

The Student Senate, composed of 34 District high school students, had a busy and successful first year:

  • meeting with Minister David Eggen to give feedback about upcoming curriculum changes
  • hosting a mental health conference in April
  • surveying high school students about whether they want the voting age lowered
  • creating videos to help students find success after graduation

Board Chair Michelle Draper said Student Senators have made great contributions to the District in their inaugural year and she couldn’t be more proud of them.

“Our Student Senators are wonderful examples of meaningfully engaged students, who are leaders now and will continue to be leaders in their community. Their hard work and dedication shows the importance of having student leaders and a student governance model. Engaged students now, mean engaged citizens in the future.”


Trustees passed a motion to fly both the Treaty 6 and Métis flags outside the Centre for Education. The District will also purchase these flags as a gift for all our schools and District sites.