In February, we invited parents and guardians with students in the Extensions District Centre special needs program to a workshop to get ideas and feedback about how we could make a potential relocation as smooth as possible for students.
Parents told us they needed more time to provide input into where the program should be relocated and what supports need to be in place to ensure a smooth transition for students. We listened, and based on this feedback, the program will remain at McKernan School for one more year during the 2018-19 school year.
The program will be relocated for the 2019-20 school year. In the meantime, we will be consulting with parents and guardians to discuss possible locations for the program and identify supports that students will need.
Additional online and in-person engagement will begin, starting in April, to help us work together with parents and guardians to determine next steps for the 2019-20 school year.
We want to ensure the Extensions District Centre special needs program moves to a location that will:
If you have questions the relocation process, contact the Infrastructure department at 780-429-8539.