Education choice strengthened by passage of Bill 15 and funding framework improvements: June in review
Congratulations to students and parents for officially completing the 2019/20 school year, especially given the unprecedented challenges of the past few months!
June has also been an eventful month in the landscape of education choice - learn more from the updates below!
Choice in Education Act passes third reading & receives royal assent
Bill 15, the Choice in Education Act, successfully passed third reading late in the evening, Wednesday, June 24 after extensive debate, including nine proposed (and defeated) amendments by the NDP.
It received royal assent on June 26th and will come into force September 1, 2020.
Learn more about the impact of Bill 15 on Alberta’s education landscape from an analysis prepared by Parents for Choice in Education (PCE): Explore the new Choice in Education Act with PCE
It has been an especially busy month for education choice in Alberta, given the recently tabled Choice in Education Act, as well as dealing with ongoing concerns with the new funding framework.
PCE Executive Director Donna Trimble also had the opportunity earlier this month for an extended television interview on Bridge City News, highlighting the updated section on our website about Health & Sexual Education.
All this information and more follows below in this month’s newsletter!
March & April in review: Overhauling education funding, Sask. court case & new health and sexual education resource
We at Parents for Choice in Education (PCE) recognize the very changed reality we are all facing right now as a result of COVID-19.
Our hearts go out to all those who are facing difficulties and challenges as we navigate these new and complex circumstances, as well as to those in northern Alberta who are facing devastating spring floods.
There continues to be ongoing developments impacting choice in education and PCE has prepared a summary of highlights to help keep you up to date.