- The Board of Trustees of the Calgary Board of Education
Parents in communities in the south of Calgary are active supporters of the Traditional Learning Centre (TLC) programme within the Calgary Board of Education. At the moment, there are no elementary or junior high schools in the area that offer the TLC programme, so children are currently packed onto school buses for a round trip that lasts two hours or more.
A new elementary school is being built in the community of Evergreen, which is within walking distance for a lot of the communities currently bussing kids to the designated TLC school. We believe that it makes much more sense, socially, environmentally, and financially, to allow children to attend a TLC school within their community. We believe that a good school is at the heart of a strong community, and we would like the Calgary Board of Education to designate the new Evergreen Elementary and Bridlewood Junior High Schools as TLC schools.
The majority of students in the TLC program at Le Roi Daniels and Fairview Schools come from the southern communities of Calgary, by redesignating the Evergreen and Bridlewood schools as TLC schools, we allow our children to attend the school programme of their choice without compelling them to spend 10 hours a week on a bus.
We, the undersigned, call on the Trustees of the Calgary Board of Education to designate the new Evergreen elementary school, and the new Bridlewood junior high school, as Traditional Learning Centre schools.
The Bring the Traditional Learning Centre to Evergreen Elementary petition to The Board of Trustees of the Calgary Board of Education was written by Jamie and is in the category Education at GoPetition.