WHEREAS this resolution addresses an important issue as it pertains to education, safety and health to many students in the education system, and
WHEREAS the current education system is considering relocating all Alternate Education programs from off-school sites to standard school sites, and
WHEREAS the physical layout of most school facilities is not conducive to an Alternative Education site with a separate entrance, kitchen facility and office/meeting space, and
WHEREAS we need to address and support the students requiring Alternate Education and understand that the need for alternative education program is largely as a result of not being able to attend classes in the current physically structured system for various reasons, and
WHEREAS PEI’s education system expects Island schools to provide education for all students, including those requiring learning environment adjustments and who are unable to attend regular school, i.e. Alternate Education;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the PEI Home and School Federation requests the Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development and English Language School Board designate and allocate all Alternate Education be provided with off-school site facilities to more realistically reflect the needs of those requiring an adjusted learning environment, thereby promoting the total well-being of ALL of our children/youth; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the PEIHSF requests the English Language School Board release an immediate communication plan for the Alternate Education policy to key stakeholders.