PWPSD will not participate in Draft K-6 Curriculum Pilot

Grande Prairie, AB – After taking the time to review the Kindergarten - Grade 6 Draft Curriculum and engage in collaborative discussions with its Board of Trustees and School Administrators, the Administration of Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWPSD) has decided not to participate in the pilot in the upcoming 2021-22 school year.

“The basis of our decision is timing,” says PWPSD Superintendent Bob Stewart. “Our school staff and classroom experts are currently engaged in one of the most challenging years in education in recent history. We believe that mandating the pilot, or offering it as an option, whether whole or in part, is not in the best interest of staff wellness.”

“Overall, our review of the content aligns with similar feedback shared by several other education systems and stakeholders throughout the province, namely that some concepts may not be grade-level appropriate for students.”

PWPSD Administration will investigate the possibility of forming limited focus groups for any staff who wish to provide expert, evidence-based feedback to the provincial government.

PWPSD also encourages parents and community members to review the Draft K-6 Curriculum by subject and grade level at alberta.ca/curriculum, and participate in the Alberta Education feedback survey that will remain open until spring 2022.

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