The CBE's App​​roach to Community Engagement

Dialogue is the Calgary Board of Education’s approach to community engagement. It is a mutually respectful exchange of ideas that acknowledges and celebrates the diversity within the CBE community. It represents our ongoing commitment to involve people in decisions that affect them.

We know we make better decisions when we listen and work together to solve problems and find solutions. When we do, our students are better equipped to become successful citizens who contribute their ideas, passion and energy to society.

There can be no dialogue without you. Find out more about Dialogue as well as current and past system engagement initiatives on the CBE’s website​.​​​​​​

Community Engagement

Sharing Back | School Planning

During the month of March, Midnapore School, like all other schools in the Calgary Board of Education, reached out to the school community to ask for input on school fees and the School Development Plan. Thank you to those members of the school community who responded to the survey questions! Your input is valued.

The results of the survey showed that the majority of respondents were made aware of the School Development Plan through the school website or through SchoolMessenger (93.75%) The school will continue to use these two methods of communication to keep the community informed of the School Development Plan as well as our achievements, successes and areas where we need to put more emphasis. All respondents agreed/strongly agreed that their child can benefit from the goals of the school development plan. 92% of respondents agreed/strongly agreed that the learning of all students were reflected in the goals.

The second area that the survey explored was parent/guardian perspectives on school fees. Please note that lunchroom and transportation fees were not reflected in the questions. Respondents identified that field trips, clubs and activities and artist-in-residence were the most important to them. 98% responded that these activities are important and 92% believe the fees are reasonable considering the benefit to students. As Covid-19 related protocols have been lifted, Midnapore School hopes to re-engage with many of these important activities in the near future.

During the School Council Meeting on Tuesday, 15 March 2022, the members of School Council were provided with the opportunity to provide further input and feedback. The results of this input are very similar to the feedback from the wider community. It is apparent that the school website and SchoolMessenger are the most effective ways of sharing information with the community. Thank you to School Council for their valuable input and their support of school activities including field trips, clubs and activities and artist-in-residence programs. Part of the proceeds from our school’s recent casino support these activities.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read through out engagement materials and provide feedback. The voices and support of our parents and the wider school community are important and appreciated!

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