District changing elementary boundaries – September 2017

Four scenarios being considered...community input will shape decision

The announcement of a new elementary school opening in Inglewood in September 2017 means Red Deer Public Schools will make changes to elementary boundaries that will ensure the efficient and effective use of school facilities across the district.

Following earlier input from our community on priorities the district needed to consider when setting the new boundaries. Red Deer Public Schools has released four scenarios that are under consideration. These scenarios could mean significant changes for a number of schools and programs impacting hundreds of families.

No decisions have been made and there is no preference among the possibilities under consideration. To support the Board of Trustees in making the decision, there will be significant and meaningful engagement with the community which will help us make the final decision.

“We are delighted to be opening a new school in Inglewood to meet district needs.  The project is going to tender right away, we expect construction to begin in the late fall and the school opens in September 2017,” said Stu Henry, Superintendent of Schools. “The new school created the opportunity to look at our facility needs for schools as well as programs for not only September 2017, but well into the future.  We want to hear what the community has to say to ensure we make the best decision.”

Information on the boundary scenarios were made public today and shared with parents and staff.  There will be opportunities for input through open houses, online engagement and providing comments to district administration. 

A website with complete information on the boundary changes is available at:  www.rdpsd.ab.ca/StudentAccom.php

For more information, please contact

Stu Henry, Superintendent of Schools
Phone 403-342-3713

Bruce Buruma, Director of Community Relations
Phone:  403-352-2827