K-12 Education Review

April 25, 2019

Dear PRSD Stakeholders,

The Province of Manitoba has begun a comprehensive review of our province’s elementary and secondary education system.

The Province of Manitoba has appointed a 9 member commission and has hired a consultant, Dr. Avis Glaze, to guide the commission’s work of this comprehensive review of the Province of Manitoba’s Kindergarten to Grade 12 education system.

The commission is seeking comments on a wide range of topics in the Kindergarten to Grade 12 system in the following areas:

  1. Long Term Vision
  2. Student Learning
  3. Teaching
  4. Accountability for Student Learning
  5. Governance
  6. Funding

The commission is seeking input from ALL Manitobans and Prairie Rose School Division is encouraging you to explore the Manitoba Education and Training website.  When at this website, we would encourage you to read the Public Consultation Discussion Paper and then explore the ways you can add to the conversation through:

  1. Interactive Public Consultation Meetings
  2. Online Surveys
  3. Written Submissions (deadline May 30, 2019)
  4. Public Hearings

Details about each of these ways to contribute your input, opinions, ideas, and suggestions are listed on the Consultations link of the webpage.

As a student, a parent, a grandparent, a ratepayer, and an educator, we strongly recommend that you say something.  This is your chance –all of the ideas, opinions, and suggestions you share in your circle of friends, on Social Media, and around your table at home, need to be shared with the commission.

We would also strongly encourage you to carbon copy any submissions you make with your local MLA representative.

Local MLA contact information:

Midland – Honourable Blaine Pedersen
Box 1944, 148 Main Street
Carman, MB R0G 0J0
Phone: (204) 745-2203
Fax: (204) 745-2205
Email: midlandmla@mymts.net

Lakeside – Honourable Ralph Eichler
Box 1845, 319 Main Street
Stonewall, MB R0C 2Z0
Phone: (204) 467-9482
Fax: (204) 467-7580
Email: mlalakeside@mymts.net

Interlake – Derek Johnson
Box 662, Unit 1 – 356 River Road
Arborg, MB R0C 0A0
Phone: (204) 376-3401
Fax: (204) 376-3401
Email: interlakemla@gmail.com

Thank you for caring about the education of your child and your future grandchildren.  Your voice matters – use it!

Respectfully yours,

Board of Trustees, Prairie Rose School Division

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