Red Deer Public Schools will be hosting some community engagement sessions in the coming weeks to gauge community priorities.  

“The Division’s priorities currently include Literacy and Numeracy, Equity and Student Success and Completion. These have been Red Deer Public’s priorities since 2012,” said Nicole Buchanan, Red Deer Public School Board Chair. “There are strong links between these priority areas. These are not standalone priorities, each of these areas overlap in meeting the needs of all students. Our priorities are the foundation of all we do at Red Deer Public, but the highest priority for Red Deer Public is the success of every child in school.” 

Red Deer Public’s Education Plan responds to local priorities and aspirations as well as those of Alberta Education. 

“As we move into our community engagement, we want to ensure our planning is focused on key priorities, and those key priorities may have changed,” said Buchanan. “We will continue to focus on these key areas, but we want to know if our community feels there are other priorities Red Deer Public should work towards.” 

Red Deer Public’s Community Engagement dates are as follows: 

  • January 12 - Teacher Voice Committee 

  • January 16 - February 17 - Middle Schools, K-8, High School Engagement (lunch hour at each school) 

  • January 16 - February 3 - Online Engagement  

  • February 6 - Red Deer Public School Administrators 

  • February 7 - City-Wide School Council 

  • February 23 & 24 - Board of Trustees conference