Nellie McClung Elementary and John Ware Junior High Schools Program Changes

Did you know that the GATE program could be leaving our community? The Calgary Board of Education (CBE) is working through an accommodation process that could affect our schools. The current proposal sees the GATE program (Gifted and Talented Education) moved from both Nellie McClung and John Ware schools starting September of 2014. Both these schools would then become catchment schools for Oakridge residents and the GATE program would move to Louis Riel in Oakridge for grades 4–9.

Today, Nellie McClung is the #3 ranked public school in Calgary according to the Fraser Institute and the school is a driving factor behind the desirability for young families to move to and live in our PBP community.

The CBE is still accepting feedback from the community at http://www.cbe.ab.ca/Schools/ceop/feedback.asp

If you would like to sign the on-line petition to protest these changes:

http://www.change.org/en-CA/petitions/calgary-board-of-education-stop-the-proposed-changes-to-the-gate-program-and-area-5-schools

Let your voice be heard!

Submitted by Lesley Farrar, PBP resident

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