Louise Dean School | Consideration of Closure for the Purpose of Relocation


At the November 29, 2022 regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of The Calgary Board of Education (CBE), the Board passed the following motion: 

THAT the Board of Trustees approves the closure of the Louise Dean School effective June 28, 2024 for the purpose of relocation.

At the Sept. 27, 2022 regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of The Calgary Board of Education (CBE), the Board of Trustees (Board) accepted a recommendation from CBE administration to commence the public input process to consider the closure of Louise Dean School for the purpose of relocation as set out in its Board Policy GC-3E – Closure of Schools Procedure.

The Board passed the following motion:

  • THAT the Board of Trustees is satisfied that there is cause to commence the public input process to consider the closure of Louise Dean School for the purpose of relocation in accordance with GC-3E Closure of Schools Procedure. 

Prior to this decision, CBE administration shared information about this recommendation through email communication and website information as well as providing information through staff meetings at Jack James High School and the Louise Dean Centre, a May 25, 2022 public information session and discussions with Louise Dean Centre students. Perspectives were also gathered through online surveys for Louise Dean Centre students and parents and staff at Jack James High School. A recording of the public information session, survey results and more is available on this web page.

The Board of Trustees’ Closure of Schools Procedure (GC-3E) sets out the formal process that must be followed when closure for the purpose of relocation is being considered, prior to the Board making its decision on whether or not to relocate Louise Dean School to Jack James High School. This includes providing notice to parents and students who are affected by the decision. 

Questions and Written Submissions

The Board of Trustees welcome your views and input and invite you to provide comments to them directly at: BoardofTrustees@cbe.ab.ca, or through administration at the Area 4 Office in writing to:

Attention: Lisa Nachtigal Calgary Board of Education
4711 Maryvale Drive N.E.
Calgary AB T2A 3A1
t | 403-777-6233
e | Area4@cbe.ab.ca 

Please note all written submissions must be received by Tuesday, November 22, 2022 for Board of Trustees to give due consideration to the written submissions received prior to making a final decision on the proposed closure.

Any questions regarding the Board of Trustees’ consideration of closure for the purpose of relocating Louise Dean School may be submitted in writing to Area4@cbe.ab.ca. There will also be an opportunity to direct questions to CBE administration at the public meeting, and you are invited to do so.

Board Decision

The Board of Trustees will hold a regular scheduled meeting to deliberate and decide on whether or not to close Louise Dean School for the purpose of relocation. The meeting will be held on:

Date: Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: Multipurpose Room, Education Centre, 1221 – 8 Street S.W., Calgary

Members of the public may offer comment at this Board meeting in accordance with the public comment procedure outlined in the Board Meeting Procedures.

Following the November 29 Board meeting, the Board of Trustees will communicate its final decision, the effective date and any other information relevant to support the implementation of the decision.

The Board of Trustees looks forward to your input regarding this important matter.

Public Input Meeting

The Board of Trustees held a public meeting to hear from parents, students and other persons on the proposed closure. At the meeting CBE shared information about the proposed closure for the purpose of relocation including the rationale, the plans for students, and the timing (amongst other things). 

Date: Tuesday, November 1, 2022
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Microsoft Teams 

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