Supporting Early Learning Partnerships
In August 2019, the Livingstone Range School Division Board of Trustees passed a motion to allow the Town of Claresholm to use land for a daycare and playschool facility on the property of West Meadow Elementary School
This is not the first time a shared space has been approved in the Division. Recently the Town of Pincher Creek approached LRSD seeking land space for a separate early learning facility to be erected on Canyon School property. This motion was approved by the Board of Trustees and received ministerial approval from Alberta’s Minister of Education. This project is comparable to the proposal for West Meadow Elementary School and would provide a similar advantage for early learning through multi-organizational cooperation.
“Livingstone Range School Division supports early learning programs and community partnerships,” says Darryl Seguin, Superintendent of Schools for the Division. “We seek ways to promote programming that is beneficial for young children and their families and leverages a community’s resources.”
In following the Education Act, once the Town of Claresholm approves their proposed project plan and provides further details (including a land surveyor’s report on the property), the LRSD Board of Trustees will submit their request for approval from the Minister of Education. As with previous scenarios where the Division has sought ministerial approval, we anticipate this process happening smoothly and without issue.
“We would like to thank the Mayor, Council, and Staff of the Town of Claresholm for the great work they’ve put in towards the future of early learning in the community,” says Board of Trustees member Brad Toone. “It’s partnerships like this that make our communities great places to live.”
For more information on how LRSD supports early learning in our communities, contact the Division Office at 403-625-3356.