We failed to communicate clearly

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At the meeting held on May 23, 2013 the Board passed a motion that directed the Superintendent and Stettler school Principals to analyze the potential benefits and implications of amalgamating in whole or in part, all of the Stettler Schools. The motion also included the concept of a pilot project.
On June 3, 2013 the Board held further discussion regarding this motion and have the following key messages to share with the staff, parents and community:
We failed to communicate the intent of the pilot project clearly, and we collectively apologize for that failure of communication. The intent of the pilot was to analyze the potential benefits and implications of various pre-Kindergarten to grade 12 configurations to best meet the educational needs of students in Stettler and surrounding communities.
We do not intend to reconfigure the schools in Stettler in the 2013-2014 school year. The 2013-2014 school year will be one of analysis, consultation and planning for educational programming in Stettler.
For the 2013-2014 school year we are appointing Sharon Fischer as the Principal for both Stettler Elementary School and Stettler Middle School. Several factors influenced this decision:
With an analysis of programming in Stettler occurring during the 2013-2014 school year we did not want to have someone hired as the Principal when it may be only a one year appointment
We believe Sharon will do an excellent job; she is known to the community and brings a familiar face of consistency in leadership
We are committed to continue to offer excellent support to our staff, parents and students, and will be adjusting administrative time in these two schools to offer that support

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