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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
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Updated: Aug 7 at 6:00 PM
PR-09 Dale/Donna Swanson
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Updated: Aug 7 at 6:00 PM
PR-12 Peter Dyck
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Updated: Aug 7 at 6:00 PM
PR-13 Wayne Cooper
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Updated: Aug 7 at 6:00 PM
PR-14 Ron Melin
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Updated: Aug 7 at 6:00 PM
PR-16 Shawna Dyck (Hughenden town/Amisk transfer bus)
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Updated: Aug 7 at 6:00 PM
PR-17 Jacqueline Manning
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Updated: Aug 7 at 6:00 PM
PR-18 Faylene Walters
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Updated: Aug 7 at 6:00 PM

Chauvin - Dr. Folkins

WW-10 Donna Tizzard
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Updated: Aug 7 at 6:00 PM
WW-11 Teresa Moncrieff/Dianne Nicholson
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Updated: Aug 7 at 6:00 PM
WW-12 Ron Tizzard
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Updated: Aug 7 at 6:00 PM

Clandonald

VR-C5 Cheryl Lawrence
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Updated: Aug 7 at 6:00 PM

Dewberry

VR-D1 Ken Haney
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Updated: Aug 7 at 6:00 PM
VR-D4 Vern Nolin
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Updated: Aug 7 at 6:00 PM

Edgerton

WW-14 Cheryl Webber/Linda Colp
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WW-15 Dwayne Guy
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WW-17 Joanne Bell/Sylvia Enstrom
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WW-18 Michael Blackmer/Doug Kimball
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Updated: Aug 7 at 6:00 PM

Hughenden

PR-08 Tricia Strang
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PR-09 Dale/Donna Swanson
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PR-12 Peter Dyck
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Updated: Aug 7 at 6:00 PM
PR-13 Wayne Cooper
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Updated: Aug 7 at 6:00 PM
PR-14 Ron Melin
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PR-16 Shawna Dyck (Hughenden town/Amisk transfer bus)
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Updated: Aug 7 at 6:00 PM
PR-17 Jacqueline Manning
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PR-18 Faylene Walters
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Updated: Aug 7 at 6:00 PM

Innisfree - Delnorte

MIN-I1 Chantal Laforest/Southland Transportation Ltd.
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MIN-I2 Kathy Jaremco/Southland Transportation Ltd.
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MIN-I3 Kathy Newton
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Updated: Aug 7 at 6:00 PM

Irma

WW-19 CeeGee Jones
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WW-20 Veronica Banks
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WW-21 Shirley Jones
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WW-22 Don Jones
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WW-23S Laura Lancaster
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Kitscoty

VR-K01 Bob Farrell/Southland Transportation Ltd.
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VR-K02 Donna Ramsay
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VR-K03 Liisa Olson/Southland Transportation Ltd.
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VR-K04 Anetta Paul
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VR-K05 Riehlind de Jong
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VR-K06 Laura Gervais/Southland Transportation Ltd.
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VR-K07 Janice Russell
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VR-K08 Alvin Beek
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VR-K09 Lori Langille
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VR-K11 Pam Hart
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Updated: Aug 7 at 6:00 PM

Lloydminster

VR-L1 Lynn Tetz
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VR-L2 Raymond Beek
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VR-L3 Marie Beek
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Updated: Aug 7 at 6:00 PM
VR-L7 Joylyn Wipf/Southland Transportation Ltd.
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Updated: Aug 7 at 6:00 PM

Mannville

MIN-M2 Joanne Shomachuk or Peter Shomachuk
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Updated: Aug 7 at 6:00 PM
MIN-M4 Dean Shomachuk
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Updated: Aug 7 at 6:00 PM
MIN-M5 Jim Jackson
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Updated: Aug 7 at 6:00 PM
MIN-M7 Cora Shubert
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Updated: Aug 7 at 6:00 PM

Marwayne

VR-M1 Joanne Henning
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Updated: Aug 7 at 6:00 PM
VR-M2 Courtney Maron/Southland Transportation Ltd.
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VR-M3 Rick Tupper
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Updated: Aug 7 at 6:00 PM
VR-M4 Jeanine Maurer
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Updated: Aug 7 at 6:00 PM
VR-M6 Regina Petkau
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Updated: Aug 7 at 6:00 PM
VR-M7 Tracy Hines/Southland Transportation Ltd.
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Updated: Aug 7 at 6:00 PM
VR-M8 Bill Hansen
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Updated: Aug 7 at 6:00 PM

Paradise Valley

VR-P1 Charlene/Casey Danaher/Chad Brundage
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Updated: Aug 7 at 6:00 PM
VR-P3 Marilyn Posein
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Updated: Aug 7 at 6:00 PM
VR-P4 Denise Posein
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Updated: Aug 7 at 6:00 PM
VR-P6 Cheryle Rayson-Stevenson/Brian Cox
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Updated: Aug 7 at 6:00 PM
VR-P7 Sandra Fleming
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Updated: Aug 7 at 6:00 PM
VR-P8 Daniel Landry/Southland Transportation Ltd.
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Updated: Aug 7 at 6:00 PM

Provost

PR-21 Vern Tessman
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Updated: Aug 7 at 6:00 PM
PR-22 Mindy Moldowan
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Updated: Aug 7 at 6:00 PM
PR-23 Dawn Read
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Updated: Aug 7 at 6:00 PM
PR-24 Larry Rushton
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Updated: Aug 7 at 6:00 PM
PR-28 Nikki Scammell
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Updated: Aug 7 at 6:00 PM
PR-29 Deb Scammell/Dean Scammell
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Updated: Aug 7 at 6:00 PM
PR-30 Mike Harlow
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PR-33 Carrie Craig
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Updated: Aug 7 at 6:00 PM

Vermilion Intown

VR-VT24 Katy Clevenger
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Updated: Aug 7 at 6:00 PM
VR-VT25 Connie Elder
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Updated: Aug 7 at 6:00 PM
VR-VT26 Lenoa Atkinson
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Updated: Aug 7 at 6:00 PM
VR-VT27 Richelle Donahue
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VR-VT28 Kathy Crowe
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Updated: Aug 7 at 6:00 PM

Vermilion Rural

VR-V04 Brien Gray
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Updated: Aug 7 at 6:00 PM
VR-V06 Lionel Quickstad
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Updated: Aug 7 at 6:00 PM
VR-V07 Sheldon Quickstad
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Updated: Aug 7 at 6:00 PM
VR-V10 Cindy Munro
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Updated: Aug 7 at 6:00 PM
VR-V11 Dawn Woywitka
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VR-V13 Kaylan Zorn
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Updated: Aug 7 at 6:00 PM
VR-V15 Candice Holowaychuk
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VR-V16 Wayne Hobbis
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Updated: Aug 7 at 6:00 PM
VR-V17 Ken Newton
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Updated: Aug 7 at 6:00 PM
VR-V18 Laura Davidson-Arcand
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Updated: Aug 7 at 6:00 PM
VR-V20 Jackie Johnson
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Updated: Aug 7 at 6:00 PM
VR-V22 Leah Clark
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Updated: Aug 7 at 6:00 PM

Wainwright Intown & Camp

WW-02 Bob McLean
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Updated: Aug 7 at 6:00 PM
WW-26A&B Sam Kamal
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Updated: Aug 7 at 6:00 PM
WW-27 Steve Squires
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Updated: Aug 7 at 6:00 PM
WW-28 June Stafford
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Updated: Aug 7 at 6:00 PM
WW-29 Joy Warburton
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Wainwright Rural

WW-01 Nora Dominic
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WW-02 Bob McLean
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WW-03 Alvin Valleau
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Updated: Aug 7 at 6:00 PM
WW-04 Bill McKeown
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Updated: Aug 7 at 6:00 PM
WW-05 Harry Allen
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WW-06 Ron Smith
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WW-07 Roberta Dennis
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WW-08 Jeff LaPointe
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WW-09 Garry Ezinga
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WW-24 Susan Fast
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Updated: Aug 7 at 6:00 PM
WW-25 Gordon Lougheed
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Updated: Aug 7 at 6:00 PM