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Highlights of January 20, 2015 Public Board Meeting

Wed, 21 Jan, 2015

News item: Highlights of January 20, 2015 public board meeting

At the January 20 public board meeting, Michael Janz was acclaimed as the new Chair of the Edmonton Public School Board. He replaces Sarah Hoffman, who stepped down as the board chair earlier this week. 

Michelle Draper was selected as the board’s Vice-Chair, the post that Janz had previously held.

Chair Janz thanked Trustee Hoffman for her wise guidance and mentorship as he stepped into his new role. Hoffman continues to serve as the Trustee representing Ward G.

At the meeting, Trustees reviewed an information report on the province’s Student Learner Assessment (SLA) pilot project. The report outlined some of the strengths of the SLAs, along with some challenges. The SLAs replaced the Provincial Achievement Tests and were written by Grade 3 students last fall. The feedback gathered on the project will be shared with Alberta Education.