Wednesday, April 28, 2010

An Offer To Edmonton Public School Board (The)

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., Lois Hole Public Library Terminal #VI, Edmonton, Alberta


Hon. David G. Hancock, QC, MLA, Minister of Education, Progressive Conservative, Edmonton-Whitemud

Dear David:

In a letter II the Edmonton Public School Board Chairman, Trustee Don Fleming, I made an offer:

I. I offered II City of Edmonton flags IV their meeting room at McCauley Chambers at the Centre IV Education on Kingsway. Their power devolves from the Province, but I believe their should be City flags in the Chamber as they are dealing with City of Edmonton District #VII schools. Which encompass schools strictly in the City limits. Its just a matter of common sense & protocol in my opinion.

II. I also suggested that Trustee Sue Huff (since she has resigned) as Vice-Chair of the Board, back Trustee Ken Shipka II replace her as the Vice-Chair of the Board IV the remainder of the term. This would make up IV her personal attack on Trustee Shipka at the school closure meeting on April XIIIth. It would heal the school board closure meeting breaches. Especially the embarrassing fight she (Trustee Huff) had with Board Chairman Fleming.

III. I also suggested that Industrial Arts & Education students solder the flagpoles since the school system already owns chunks of metal, it will cost them nothing and make it a graded projec, which will excite the students.

IV. Further II point III, I have suggested that students solder & paint new metal letters for placing on the rock surface by the parking lot side of the "Centre For Education" building on Kingsway Avenue. How can the Board talk about repairing & presenting a proper image of its schools when its maintenance crews are not even bothering II repair or replace signage on the main administration building? This is embarrassing. Its about image & respect David.

V. Also, Catholic & Public schools need II merge and build more jointly owned buildings. They must do this II save both district's operating cash. Older schools that are being cannibalized and then combined need to be jointly refurbished. Thus cutting infrastructure costs in half. These older schools could be kept open if both school populations were under one roof. The lower birth rate wouldn't then need to be an immediate problem & less schools would need II be closed.



Source: Edmonton Public Schools.

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