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More portable classrooms needed for Morinville Public School

Alberta Education recently agreed more space is needed in Morinville’s only public school, Morinville Public (MPS); earlier this month, the government approved three new portable classrooms for MPS which will be installed for the next academic year (2017/2018). More space is needed to deal with the school’s surging student population. […]

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Arena site still likely for new school

A site near the Ray McDonald arena still appears the most likely place for Morinville’s planned public 5-9 school project, following a Mar. 23 meeting of the concerned parties.

“Yesterday’s meeting was very productive,” Greg Hofmann, the Town’s director of planning and development, told Morinville News. […]

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Town and Division meet on school issue

Morinville Town Council and Sturgeon School Division (SSD) Board members held a joint meeting in Morinville Council Chambers Feb. 23. A handful of Morinville Public School parents attended to listen to the conversations taking place about the future of a promised 5-9 middle school for the community. […]

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Province offers guidelines on learning environments that respect diversity

School boards have a new resource to assist school boards in drafting policies to support welcoming, caring, respectful and safe schools.

Alberta Education’s Guidelines for Best Practices: Creating Learning Environments that Respect Diverse Sexual Orientations, Gender Expressions and Gender Identities “will assist school authorities when addressing the needs of individuals with diverse sexual orientations, gender expressions, and gender identities,” the government said in a release Wednesday. […]

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Sturgeon School Division reviewing electoral boundaries


Sturgeon County – Establishing Sturgeon School Division’s electoral boundaries will be the topic of discussion during four Open Houses scheduled for November. With the addition of Thibault and Legal School Districts to its jurisdiction, Sturgeon School Division now includes all of Sturgeon County and the towns of Legal, Morinville, Bon Accord, Gibbons and Redwater… […]

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Back to square one, secular parents say

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Promises of a non-faith-based school in Morinville this fall have fallen apart, parents choosing the option were told Monday afternoon. Sturgeon school Division (SSD), who were selected by Greater St. Albert Catholic School Regional (GSCRD) to offer the program in Morinville, met with parents Monday afternoon to tell them plans had hit a snag… […]