Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools (RDCRS) convened a Special Board Meeting on Tuesday, September 5, 2023 to discuss the Trustee Code of Conduct matter, related procedures, and next steps further to Trustee Monique LaGrange’s social media post at or around August 30, 2023. An additional motion was also passed for the Board of Trustees to write to the Minister of Education as to the dismissal of Trustee LaGrange.

In a post on her own social media account, Lagrange reportedly put up an anti-LGBTQ+ photo comparing LGBTQ+ children to Nazi supporters. The caption on the photo said "Brainwashing is brainwashing."

At that meeting, Trustee Murray Hollman was appointed as the new Board Chair and Trustee Dorraine Lonsdale as the new Vice-Chair, effective Tuesday, September 5, 2023. 

Our Division is built upon a foundation of providing quality inclusive education, diversity, trustworthiness, and a commitment to the well-being of our students. Our students and staff, their education, and their safety remain our priority. To this end, if any student, staff or parent requires support, please do not hesitate to contact us at 403-343-1055.  

Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools serves over 10,650 students in 21 schools in Red Deer, Blackfalds, Sylvan Lake, Rocky Mountain House, Innisfail, and Olds. It also supports the learning of over 850 students in a Home Education Program. The Division is committed to serving children and parents with a complete offering of learning opportunities delivered within the context of Catholic teachings and within the means of the Division.


In response to Canada's Online News Act and Meta (Facebook and Instagram) removing access to local news from their platforms, Lacombe Online encourages you to get your news directly from your trusted source by bookmarking this page and downloading the Lacombe Online app.