Red Deer public schools

Education Minister Adriana LaGrange announced 14 school building projects across Alberta Wednesday totalling $268 million. (Photo by Government of Alberta).

Red Deer gets building funds for new Catholic school and a public high school expansion

Catholic district will get to build the new middle school first announced in 2019

Education Minister Adriana LaGrange announced 14 school building projects across Alberta Wednesday totalling $268 million. (Photo by Government of Alberta).
The petition — Support Pride Week in Red Deer Public Schools – Reverse Trustees Vote Against It — at Change.org continues to gather names. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)

Pride Week petition gains momentum

Central Albertans respond to petition

The petition — Support Pride Week in Red Deer Public Schools – Reverse Trustees Vote Against It — at Change.org continues to gather names. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)
Two years ago Red Deer Public Schools trustee Dianne Macaulay celebrated Pride Week in the community with her child Jasper. (Photo contributed)

Defeat of Pride Week motion at Red Deer Public Schools catches heat

Red Deer Public Schools says district policy already allows Pride Week

Two years ago Red Deer Public Schools trustee Dianne Macaulay celebrated Pride Week in the community with her child Jasper. (Photo contributed)
Work will begin soon on renovations to Red Deer Public Schools’ Central Services building, located at 4747 53rd St. (Photo contributed)

Work to start on aging Red Deer Public Schools building

Upgrades on the way for downtown Red Deer building

Work will begin soon on renovations to Red Deer Public Schools’ Central Services building, located at 4747 53rd St. (Photo contributed)
Extending the Christmas break for schools is something people are talking about in other provinces. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Teachers want to talk about extending Christmas break

A longer break would be up to the province

Extending the Christmas break for schools is something people are talking about in other provinces. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
Gateway Christian School (Photo from Facebook)
Gateway Christian School (Photo from Facebook)
The higher the education level, the higher the income of some 1.3 million post-secondary graduates surveyed between 2010 and 2015, with master's degrees paying off the most. But the findings also suggest that gender and timing matter. (Black Press Media File).

2020 high school grads won’t get their ceremony

Decision announced by Lindsay Thurber and Hunting Hills high schools, and Gateway Christian School

The higher the education level, the higher the income of some 1.3 million post-secondary graduates surveyed between 2010 and 2015, with master's degrees paying off the most. But the findings also suggest that gender and timing matter. (Black Press Media File).
Kristina MacKenzie said her daughter Elizabella often finds it difficult to breath when she wears a mask. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

Masks difficult for some students to tolerate

Some students and staff are exempt from wearing masks

Kristina MacKenzie said her daughter Elizabella often finds it difficult to breath when she wears a mask. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
Enrolment declined to 10,803 students at Red Deer Public Schools. (File photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Enrolment declined to 10,803 students at Red Deer Public Schools. (File photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
A “smattering” of students have switched to either at-home or in-class learning, but the more students transition, the more learning loss a student may experience, says a spokesman for Red Deer Public Schools. (Screenshot from Red Deer Public School video).

Red Deer Public Schools balancing in-class and in-home learning

Teachers hired specifically for in-home learning

A “smattering” of students have switched to either at-home or in-class learning, but the more students transition, the more learning loss a student may experience, says a spokesman for Red Deer Public Schools. (Screenshot from Red Deer Public School video).
Red Deer schools are getting an influx of federal funding to help them cover the additional costs of preventing COVID-19. (Black Press file photo).

Red Deer public, Catholic schools get $7.5 million in total from Ottawa to deal with COVID-19 costs

Additional cost of at-home learning, substitute teachers, PPEs factored in

Red Deer schools are getting an influx of federal funding to help them cover the additional costs of preventing COVID-19. (Black Press file photo).
Students will have to try to maintain social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19 when they return to classes in the fall. (File photo submitted by Red Deer Catholic Schools)

No delay in classes for Red Deer students

Classes resume before Labour Day

Students will have to try to maintain social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19 when they return to classes in the fall. (File photo submitted by Red Deer Catholic Schools)
Although school officially starts on Sept. 1, only 73 per cent of families at Red Deer Public have so far responded to a district survey sent out earlier this month that asks what their plans are for student learning this fall. (Photo contributed by Red Deer Public Schools)

Nearly 30 per cent of Red Deer Public School families have not yet revealed their back-to-school plans

School officials will begin phoning parents because they need to know

Although school officially starts on Sept. 1, only 73 per cent of families at Red Deer Public have so far responded to a district survey sent out earlier this month that asks what their plans are for student learning this fall. (Photo contributed by Red Deer Public Schools)
Students will have to try to maintain social distance to prevent the spread of COVID-19 when they return to classes in the fall. (File photo submitted by Red Deer Catholic Schools)

Social distancing will be a challenge in classrooms

Parents insist on consultations with school boards

Students will have to try to maintain social distance to prevent the spread of COVID-19 when they return to classes in the fall. (File photo submitted by Red Deer Catholic Schools)
Grade 12 student Bryce Corrin, from Hunting Hills High School, won gold in the IT office software applications division in the Skills Alberta competition. (Photo contributed)
Grade 12 student Bryce Corrin, from Hunting Hills High School, won gold in the IT office software applications division in the Skills Alberta competition. (Photo contributed)
Red Deer Public Schools’ board of trustees has approved a $125.8-million budget for 2020-21. (File photo contributed by Red Deer Public Schools)

Red Deer school boards make difficult budget decisions

Facing new funding formula for education

Red Deer Public Schools’ board of trustees has approved a $125.8-million budget for 2020-21. (File photo contributed by Red Deer Public Schools)
School jurisdictions will have to wait for Alberta Education and Alberta Health Services to decide how schools will operate in September. (Photo contributed by Red Deer Public Schools)

‘There’s a ton of implications’ to reopening schools

Government provides no date for announcing September plan

School jurisdictions will have to wait for Alberta Education and Alberta Health Services to decide how schools will operate in September. (Photo contributed by Red Deer Public Schools)
Red Deer Public Schools says students’ grades won’t drop, regardless of how they perform during their at-home learning. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Grades won’t slip for Red Deer public school students

Students engaged in learning could improve marks

Red Deer Public Schools says students’ grades won’t drop, regardless of how they perform during their at-home learning. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Red Deer education assistant fears toll of budget cuts

Red Deer education assistant fears toll of budget cuts

258 educational assistants to be laid off at Red Deer Public Schools

Red Deer education assistant fears toll of budget cuts