The Future of Discovering Choices II (Marlborough)

CBE Board of Trustees Approves Relocation of Discovering Choices II - Marlborough

At the January 26, 2021 regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of The Calgary of Education, the Board of Trustees passed the following motion:

  • THAT the Board of Trustees approves the closure of the Marlborough Discovering Choices II program effective June 30, 2021 for the purpose of relocation.

More information about the closure for the purpose of relocation of Discovering Choices II - Marlborough and the process followed by the CBE is available on the project page.

Consideration of Closure for the Purpose of Relocation – Discovering Choices II (Marlborough)

Dec. 17, 2020

The Board of Trustees' Closure of Schools Procedures (GC-3E)sets out the formal process that must be followed when closure is being considered, prior to the Board making its decision on whether or not to close this school. This includes providing notice to parents and students who are affected by the decision.

Public Meeting

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

Date:            Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Time:            7:00 p.m.
Location:       Microsoft Teams

Due to COVID-19 and related health measures this meeting will be hosted virtually to minimize in person contact.  To participate in this virtual meeting, kindly RSVP providing your first and last name, and email address to BoardofTrustees@cbe.ab.ca by Tuesday, January 12, 2021.  A meeting invitation link will be emailed to you in advance of the meeting.

We encourage you to attend this meeting to hear more about the proposed closure for the purpose of relocating Discovering Choices II (Marlborough) to Northgate Village Shopping Centre, a strip mall located across the street from the current Discovering Choices II location and to share your viewpoints. 

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 1 Office in writing to: 

Attention: Prem Randhawa
Calgary Board of Education
728 – 32 Street NW
Calgary AB T2N 2V9
t | 403-777-8710
e | Area1@cbe.ab.ca

Please note all written submissions must be received by Tuesday, January 19, 2021 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 Discovering Choices II (Marlborough) may be submitted in writing to Area1@cbe.ab.ca.  There will also be an opportunity to direct questions to CBE administration at the public meetings, 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 Discovering Choices II (Marlborough) for the purpose of relocation.  The meeting will be held on:

Date:            Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Time:            12:00 p.m.
Location:       Multipurpose Room, Education Centre, 1221 – 8 Street SW

Dec. 8, 2020

At the Dec. 8, 2020 regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of The Calgary 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 Discovering Choices II for the purpose of relocation as set out in its Board Policy GC-3E – Closure of Schools Procedure. The Board passed the following motions:

  • THAT the Board of Trustees is satisfied that there is cause to commence the public input process to consider the closure of Discovering Choices II for the purpose of relocation in accordance with GC-3E Closure of Schools Procedure.
  • THAT the Board of Trustees approves the public input period to consider the closure of Discovering Choices II for the purpose of relocation be shortened from 60 calendar days to 49 calendar days in accordance with GC-3E Closure of Schools Procedure.
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