PRSD will not pilot K-6 curriculum
For immediate release
April 19, 2021 – Peace River School Division has decided it will not pilot any new curriculum during the 2021-2022 school year.
“After a careful review of the curriculum, we have decided we will not participate in piloting any of the new curriculum during the next school year” says Superintendent Bennett. “In addition to concerns with the new K-6 curriculum, we are also very reluctant to add extra stress to our students and staff during an already very stressful time.”
During the board meeting on April 15, 2021, the board of trustees requested that the Superintendent of Schools invite staff and school communities to provide their input about the curriculum by noting areas of strength and concern. The feedback collected will provide administration and the board with valuable information that can assist with future work regarding curriculum development and implementation. The board also directed administration to request meetings with Adriana LaGrange, Minister of Education and Todd Loewen, Central Peace Notley MLA and, Dan Williams, Peace River MLA to discuss the curriculum and feedback collected from staff, parents and community members.
PRSD thanks parents and community members that have already provided input and extends gratitude in advance to staff and school communities for their time reviewing the curriculum and sharing their perspectives. Information on how to provide input will be shared by the division in the very near future.