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The Education Act Regulation Moves Kindergarten Eligibility Date!

When the Government of Alberta passed the Education Act and the corresponding regulations, there were a number of things that came into effect on September of 2019.  Implementation of some of the regulations did not come into effect right away.  An important one is the Age of Entry.   Current Board Policy 201.1AP Entrance Age states that entrance age is tied to the Alberta Education Funding Manual.  With respect to entrance age for kindergarten, 201.1AP #2 states: “An individual, effective September 1 of the current school year, who attains the age of 5 years on or before the Provincial Funding Date (March 1) in a year shall be permitted to enter in an ECS program with Buffalo Trail Public Schools.”  With respect to entrance age for Grade 1, 201.1AP #4 states: “An individual, effective September 1 of the current school year who attains the age of 6 years on or before the Provincial Funding Date (March 1) in a year shall be permitted to enter grade one at school opening.” 

THIS WILL CHANGE EFFECTIVE THE BEGINNING OF THE
2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR!

The Education Act Regulation moves the eligibility date for kindergarten to December 31st:

Early Childhood Services Regulation

  • Kindergarten is defined to provide distinction between the Kindergarten year and any other early childhood services years, which for some children may precede Kindergarten
  • Common age of entry (effective 2020) will require children entering Kindergarten to be a least 5 years of age by December 31 of the school year.
  • The authority of the Minister to impose terms and conditions on approvals, as well as cancel them, has been specifically stated.  A one-year term approval has been added for clarity.
  • Policy requirements (safety standards, programs, evaluation, teacher growth, etc.) for early childhood services operators and stipulated.

This new regulation means that a child who is currently enrolled in a BTPS Kindergarten will be eligible to enroll in Grade 1 for the 2020-2021 school year.  Children who are not currently enrolled in kindergarten but are 6 years of age before March 1st, will also be eligible to enroll in Grade 1 for 2020-2021.  This approach will mean that enrolment in Grade 1 will be consistent with the current enrolment in Kindergarten.  The enrolment in kindergarten will see a reduction in that those who turn 5 years of age between January 1st and February 28th will no longer be eligible and will need to wait until the 2021-2022 school year to enroll in kindergarten.  This will likely cause us to see a temporary decline in enrolment in the Class of 32-33 (yes, next year’s kindergarten class will graduate at the end of the 2032-2033 school year!)  However, the numbers will recover when the group of students in the eligible age category are once again within a 12 month period.  Schools have already begun advertising kindergarten registrations for the 2020-2021 school year and need to communicate this significant change in enrolment eligibility.  Your Board of trustees is aware of this change in and will reflect the new expectations in Board Policy.

 

Amisk

PR-08 Tricia Strang
On time
Updated: Oct 20 at 6:00 PM
PR-09 Dale/Donna Swanson
On time
Updated: Oct 20 at 6:00 PM
PR-12 Peter Dyck
On time
Updated: Oct 20 at 6:00 PM
PR-13 Wayne Cooper
On time
Updated: Oct 20 at 6:00 PM
PR-14 Ron Melin
On time
Updated: Oct 20 at 6:00 PM
PR-16 Alf Walters (Hughenden town/Amisk transfer bus)
On time
Updated: Oct 20 at 6:00 PM
PR-17 Jacqueline Manning
On time
Updated: Oct 20 at 6:00 PM
PR-18 Faylene Walters
On time
Updated: Oct 20 at 6:00 PM

Chauvin - Dr. Folkins

WW-10 Donna Tizzard
On time
Updated: Oct 20 at 6:00 PM
WW-11 Dianne Nicholson
On time
Updated: Oct 20 at 6:00 PM
WW-12 Ron Tizzard
On time
Updated: Oct 20 at 6:00 PM

Clandonald

VR-C5 Cheryl Lawrence
On time
Updated: Oct 20 at 6:00 PM

Dewberry

VR-D1 Ken Haney
On time
Updated: Oct 20 at 6:00 PM
VR-D4 Vern Nolin
On time
Updated: Oct 20 at 6:00 PM

Edgerton

WW-15 Jessica Hill
On time
Updated: Oct 20 at 6:00 PM
WW-17 Joanne Bell/Sylvia Enstrom
On time
Updated: Oct 20 at 6:00 PM
WW-18 Dwayne Guy
On time
Updated: Oct 20 at 6:00 PM

Hughenden

PR-08 Tricia Strang
On time
Updated: Oct 20 at 6:00 PM
PR-09 Dale/Donna Swanson
On time
Updated: Oct 20 at 6:00 PM
PR-12 Peter Dyck
On time
Updated: Oct 20 at 6:00 PM
PR-13 Wayne Cooper
On time
Updated: Oct 20 at 6:00 PM
PR-14 Ron Melin
On time
Updated: Oct 20 at 6:00 PM
PR-16 Alf Walters (Hughenden town/Amisk transfer bus)
On time
Updated: Oct 20 at 6:00 PM
PR-17 Jacqueline Manning
On time
Updated: Oct 20 at 6:00 PM
PR-18 Faylene Walters
On time
Updated: Oct 20 at 6:00 PM

Innisfree - Delnorte

MIN-I1 Chantal Laforest/Southland Transportation Ltd.
On time
Updated: Oct 20 at 6:00 PM
MIN-I2 Kathy Jaremco/Southland Transportation Ltd.
On time
Updated: Oct 20 at 6:00 PM
MIN-I3 Kathy Newton
On time
Updated: Oct 20 at 6:00 PM

Irma

WW-19 CeeGee Jones
On time
Updated: Oct 20 at 6:00 PM
WW-20 Veronica Banks
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Updated: Oct 20 at 6:00 PM
WW-21 Shirley Jones
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Updated: Oct 20 at 6:00 PM
WW-22 Don Jones
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Updated: Oct 20 at 6:00 PM
WW-23S Laura Lancaster
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Updated: Oct 20 at 6:00 PM

Kitscoty

VR-K01 Bob Farrell/Southland Transportation Ltd.
On time
Updated: Oct 20 at 6:00 PM
VR-K02 Donna Ramsay
On time
Updated: Oct 20 at 6:00 PM
VR-K03 Liisa Olson/Southland Transportation Ltd.
On time
Updated: Oct 20 at 6:00 PM
VR-K04 Anetta Paul
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Updated: Oct 20 at 6:00 PM
VR-K05 Riehlind de Jong
On time
Updated: Oct 20 at 6:00 PM
VR-K06 Allyson Slack/Southland Transportation Ltd.
On time
Updated: Oct 20 at 6:00 PM
VR-K07 Janice Russell
Not Running
VR-K07 will be cancelled again for Wednesday, October 21, 2020.
Updated: Oct 20 at 6:17 PM
VR-K08 Alvin Beek
On time
Updated: Oct 20 at 6:00 PM
VR-K09 Lori Langille
On time
Updated: Oct 20 at 6:00 PM
VR-K11 Pam Hart
On time
Updated: Oct 20 at 6:00 PM

Lloydminster

VR-L1 Lynn Tetz
On time
Updated: Oct 20 at 6:00 PM
VR-L2 Raymond Beek
On time
Updated: Oct 20 at 6:00 PM
VR-L3 Marie Beek
On time
Updated: Oct 20 at 6:00 PM
VR-L7 Joylyn Wipf/Southland Transportation Ltd.
On time
Updated: Oct 20 at 6:00 PM

Mannville

MIN-M2 Joanne Shomachuk or Peter Shomachuk
On time
Updated: Oct 20 at 6:00 PM
MIN-M4 Dean Shomachuk
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Updated: Oct 20 at 6:00 PM
MIN-M5 Jim Jackson
On time
Updated: Oct 20 at 6:00 PM
MIN-M7 Cora Shubert
On time
Updated: Oct 20 at 6:00 PM

Marwayne

VR-M1 Joanne Henning
On time
Updated: Oct 20 at 6:00 PM
VR-M2 Laura Gervais/Tricia Oneschuk/Southland Transportation Ltd.
On time
Updated: Oct 20 at 6:00 PM
VR-M3 Jodi Young
On time
Updated: Oct 20 at 6:00 PM
VR-M4 Jeanine Maurer
On time
Updated: Oct 20 at 6:00 PM
VR-M6 Regina Petkau
On time
Updated: Oct 20 at 6:00 PM
VR-M7 Tracy Hines/Southland Transportation Ltd.
On time
Updated: Oct 20 at 6:00 PM
VR-M8 Bill Hansen
On time
Updated: Oct 20 at 6:00 PM

Paradise Valley

VR-P1 Brian Cox
On time
Updated: Oct 20 at 6:00 PM
VR-P3 Marilyn Posein
On time
Updated: Oct 20 at 6:00 PM
VR-P4 Denise Posein
On time
Updated: Oct 20 at 6:00 PM
VR-P6 Cheryle Rayson-Stevenson
On time
Updated: Oct 20 at 6:00 PM
VR-P7 Sandra Fleming
On time
Updated: Oct 20 at 6:00 PM
VR-P8 Daniel Landry/Southland Transportation Ltd.
On time
Updated: Oct 20 at 6:00 PM

Provost

PR-21 Vern Tessman
On time
Updated: Oct 20 at 6:00 PM
PR-22 Lois Meier
On time
Updated: Oct 20 at 6:00 PM
PR-23 Dawn Read
On time
Updated: Oct 20 at 6:00 PM
PR-24 Larry Rushton
On time
Updated: Oct 20 at 6:00 PM
PR-28 Donna Schlosser
On time
Updated: Oct 20 at 6:00 PM
PR-29 Deb Scammell/Dean Scammell
On time
Updated: Oct 20 at 6:00 PM
PR-30 Mike Harlow
On time
Updated: Oct 20 at 6:00 PM
PR-33 Carrie Craig
On time
Updated: Oct 20 at 6:00 PM

Vermilion Intown

VR-VT24 Katy Clevenger
On time
Updated: Oct 20 at 6:00 PM
VR-VT25 Connie Elder
On time
Updated: Oct 20 at 6:00 PM
VR-VT26 Lenoa Atkinson
On time
Updated: Oct 20 at 6:00 PM
VR-VT27 Phil Dunning
On time
Updated: Oct 20 at 6:00 PM
VR-VT28 Kathy Crowe
On time
Updated: Oct 20 at 6:00 PM

Vermilion Rural

VR-V04 Allen Clark
On time
Updated: Oct 20 at 6:00 PM
VR-V06 Lionel Quickstad
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Updated: Oct 20 at 6:00 PM
VR-V07 Sheldon Quickstad
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Updated: Oct 20 at 6:00 PM
VR-V10 Kelly Meer
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Updated: Oct 20 at 6:00 PM
VR-V11 Dawn Woywitka
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Updated: Oct 20 at 6:00 PM
VR-V13 Kaylan Zorn
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Updated: Oct 20 at 6:00 PM
VR-V15 Candice Holowaychuk
On time
Updated: Oct 20 at 6:00 PM
VR-V16 Wayne Hobbis
On time
Updated: Oct 20 at 6:00 PM
VR-V17 Ken Newton
On time
Updated: Oct 20 at 6:00 PM
VR-V18 Laura Davidson-Arcand
On time
Updated: Oct 20 at 6:00 PM
VR-V20 Jackie Johnson
On time
Updated: Oct 20 at 6:00 PM
VR-V22 Leah Clark
On time
Updated: Oct 20 at 6:00 PM

Wainwright Intown & Camp

WW-02 Bob McLean
On time
Updated: Oct 20 at 6:00 PM
WW-26A&B Sam Kamal
On time
Updated: Oct 20 at 6:00 PM
WW-27 Jim Johnson
On time
Updated: Oct 20 at 6:00 PM
WW-28 June Stafford
On time
Updated: Oct 20 at 6:00 PM
WW-29 Joy Warburton
On time
Updated: Oct 20 at 6:00 PM

Wainwright Rural

WW-01 Nora Dominic
On time
Updated: Oct 20 at 6:00 PM
WW-02 Bob McLean
On time
Updated: Oct 20 at 6:00 PM
WW-03 Alvin Valleau
On time
Updated: Oct 20 at 6:00 PM
WW-04 Bill McKeown
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Updated: Oct 20 at 6:00 PM
WW-05 Harry Allen
On time
Updated: Oct 20 at 6:00 PM
WW-06 Steve Squires
On time
Updated: Oct 20 at 6:00 PM
WW-07 Roberta Dennis
On time
Updated: Oct 20 at 6:00 PM
WW-08 Jeff LaPointe
On time
Updated: Oct 20 at 6:00 PM
WW-09 Garry Ezinga
On time
Updated: Oct 20 at 6:00 PM
WW-24 Susan Fast
On time
Updated: Oct 20 at 6:00 PM
WW-25 Gordon Lougheed
On time
Updated: Oct 20 at 6:00 PM