Chinook’s Edge School Division has joined a growing list of school boards that will not pilot Alberta Education’s new K-6 draft curriculum.
The board of trustees of Chinook’s Edge School Division is concerned with the current content, the process, and the rollout plan for Alberta Education’s proposed K-6 curriculum,” the board said in a release.
In the statement, the division said the Central Office Leadership team will give an analysis and feedback to Alberta Education “toward a more workable curriculum.”
“The Central Office Leadership Team will also be submitting a proposal that, if accepted, would assist the government in making necessary improvements to the present draft curriculum which could allow for further engagement in the fall,” the statement read, while adding they were unified in the decision to not pilot the curriculum in its current form.
Nearly 80 per cent of school boards (48 out of 61 boards) across the province have opted not to pilot the new curriculum according to an advocacy group Support Our Students. A number of central Alberta school boards have already opted out, including Red Deer Public Schools, Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools, Wolf Creek Public Schools and Wild Rose School Division.
Others not piloting include Calgary Board of Education, Edmonton Public, Edmonton Catholic, Elk Island Public, Medicine Hat Public, Medicine Hat Catholic, Grande Prairie Public and Lethbridge Public.