Morinville Public Elementary School had its first day of classes in their new modular classrooms Monday, January 23. The modulars are located adjacent to an existing Elementary School, Georges P. Vanier. The two modular classrooms were expected for the beginning of the 2011-12 school year but were delayed for months. Students were first taught in the Morinville Community Cultural Centre, but increased enrollment required larger space and the students were moved to conference rooms in the Sturgeon School Division Office. Schooling in the modular classrooms will begin a shared space arrangement between Greater St. Albert Catholic Regional Division – the public school division for Morinville – and the Sturgeon School Division – the guest provider.
Education Minister Thomas Lukaszuk did meet with Greater St. Albert Catholic Regional Division, Sturgeon School Division and St. Albert Protestant School District last week. However, parents continue to wait for an announcement by the Minister of Education on the outcome. Information on whether there will be a local solution, or if the minister will determine the long term solution for public education in Morinville remains elusive.
9 January 2012
Interview with Donna Hunter, Morinville fights for secular education, Alberta Primetime
10 January 2012
Interview with Education Minister Thomas Lukaszuk, The Education Act, Alberta Primetime
12 January 2012
Column: Simons: Human Rights Commission must treat complaints of Morinville parents seriously by Paula Simons, Edmonton Journal
14 January 2012
Post: Freedom of religion and secular education in Morinville by Alana Hall, University of Alberta, CCLA Rights Watch, Pro Bono Students Canada
17 January 2012
Article: No solution yet for secular education in Morinville by Rob Hislop, iNews880