Gateway Gazette

Education Plus Programs in Foothills School Division

The Board carried a motion to close the Education Plus programs in Black Diamond and High River, and consolidate the programming for Ed Plus, the 180 program and Cameron Crossing into one site, located in Okotoks at the current Cameron Crossing site. The Board further directed the Superintendent to make the necessary program, facility, transportation and staffing changes, and to inform the Education Minister as well as the property owners in High River and Black Diamond according to lease agreement requirements.

As part of the decision-making process, FSD provided stakeholders with the opportunity to provide input, including a survey emailed and mailed to the 19 families who had children accessing the Ed Plus programs as of January 2015. No responses were received.

The HUB flexible learning environment in all three of FSD’s high schools has largely replaced Ed Plus as an option for the vast majority of students. FSD will continue to meet the needs of those students who require an alternate learning environment at Cameron Crossing. The Division will provide busing for those students who require it, and will also reconfigure the Cameron Crossing space over the summer to optimize the learning environment for students within this new model.

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