Did you know that there is no more important factor in determining a child's success in education than whether their parents are involved?
Families are a key part of delivering the best educational outcomes for children, but unfortunately most members of our current Edmonton Public School Board are more interested in dividing parents from their children then they are in providing world class educational outcomes.
Recently a majority of EPSB trustees voted in favor of a policy to never tell a parent that their child is involved in a GSA without the consent of the child. This anti-family motion is both illegal and dangerous. The Alberta Family Law Act specifically requires parents to be kept informed of the activities of their children in school. By assuming that parents don't have the best interests of their children at heart, this motion endangers the parent child relationship.
Furthermore, if an administrator believes that telling a parent would expose a child to danger they already have the authority to refrain from doing so. Given that administrators have more information available to them on a case by case basis, they are better informed to make this type of call than the school board trustees.
Violating the law and keeping parents uniformed about the activities of their children in school is counterproductive because it leads to worse educational outcomes. After all, parental involvement is a driver of successful educational outcomes.
I pledge to stand for families against attacks on parental rights. If you agree with me, please sign up below and consider a donation to my campaign. We know that this stand is unpopular with certain special interests who will attack me for taking it. With your help I can deliver my message directly to voters to explain the importance of parental rights in education.