Who’s setting the precedent anyway?

In a recent letter to Education Minister Jeff Johnson, rookie CBE Chair Joy Bowen Eyre, she says “while we recognize your commitment to give the Scenic Acres residents a hearing, we are concerned that parent and resident appeals to ministers should not be seen as a standard recourse for small dissatisfied groups.”

Small dissatisfied groups? Here are a few stories from 2013-2014:

January 28, 2014 Westgate School Spanish program move under review by Calgary Board of Education

March 4, 2014 Parents endorse new plan to relocate Westgate school’s Spanish program

April 8, 2013 Calgary Board of Education comes up with ‘interim solution’ for S.W. school crunch

June 10, 2014 West-end Calgary parents ‘in full-on crisis mode’ as word of backup-school’s sorry state comes to light

June 10, 2014 Calgary Board of Education back-tracks on plans for crammed West Springs School.

In all of the aforementioned cases The Calgary Board of Education Administration reversed it’s own decission, twice in one case.

“We are concerned that parent and resident appeals to ministers should not be seen as a standard recourse for small dissatisfied groups.” Perhaps the Calgary Board of Education Trustee’s should look at their own administration with the same concern?

 

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