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Election Questions for Candidates

As part of the Annual General Meeting of PEIHSF, delegates collaboratively developed questions for a “Leaders Debate on Education.” The questions were then collated and boiled down to 11 questions that were asked to the candidates. This document contains all of the questions that were developed; we also have a printable version that you can distribute to members of your school community.

Food and Nutrition

Food insecurity: we know it impacts how children learn. We know it touches every school in the English Language School Board. How do you propose to address it?

We don’t give up on kids

The following appear as an opinion piece in The Guardian on April 15, 2015.

The right education must be offered to every student

Parents, guardians, teachers, administrators and staff from schools across Prince Edward Island gathered in Charlottetown last week for the 62nd annual general meeting of the P.E.I. Home and School Federation.

The meeting included the discussion of and voting on policy resolutions brought forward by local associations, the collaborative development of questions for a Leaders Debate on Education, and workshops on a variety of topics.

The common themes that tied together all of our activities were equity and communication.

Leaders Debate on Education (Audio and Questions)

As part our our Annual General Meeting, we held a Leaders Debate on Education on April 11, 2015 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. with the leaders of the Green, Liberal, NDP and PC parties on hand to respond to questions from our member parents, guardians, teachers, administrators and staff. More information about the debate planning and format can be found here.

Charlottetown Schools: Grants of up to $2,500 Available from City for Sustainability Projects

The Inspired City (logo)The following notice comes from the City of Charlottetown, and we've confirmed that home and school associations, and student groups, are eligible to apply for projects. Note the tight deadline of April 22, 2015.

We are now accepting applications for the City’s Community Sustainability Micro-Grant Program.  This program provides grants of up to $1,000 for youth and school groups and up to $2,500 for other groups, individuals and organizations to implement their idea to make our City more vibrant, liveable and resilient.

Workshops result in resolutions that will be considered at P.E.I. Home and School Federation's Annual Meeting (Guardian Column)

This winter the P.E.I. Home and School Federation held brainstorming workshops in Montague, Charlottetown, Summerside and Bloomfield. The workshops brought together parents, guardians, teachers, and administrators with an eye to identifying issues in public education, over the medium to long term, where the federation could take action – through resolutions, advocacy, or special projects – that would result in positive change.

The workshops were well attended and the discussions were focused and positive. Among the issues that were discussed were income and food security, breakfast and lunch programs, class composition, the role of French immersion, school busing, standardized testing, school attendance zones, and the need for a closer connection between health and education policy and operations. Notes from all of the workshops are available on the PEIHSF website, peihsf.ca.

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