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Rocky View Schools

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Guest Author – Norma Lang, Over the last several months we have heard alot of Alberta Ed-Speak about Generative Community Governance.

SO…
What exactly is Generative Community Governance?

What value does this vague concept hold for Rocky View Schools?

And, most importantly, how would we make Community Governance real and get it off the ground in our school communities?

Last night WG Murdoch Principal Greg Roberts and Associate Principal Gladys Brown started their school community down this path, hosting the first of a series of four professionally facillitated sessions for Crossfield around the key questions of:

1. What are the best ways to enhance connections between the school and the community?
2. What are the connections between the school and community like today?
3. What are you willing to do to enhance the connections between the school and the community?

Approx 40 students, Staff, Parents and members of the community at large came together at WG Murdoch last night to tackle these questions and commit their energy and time to working from these important questions towards collaborating on a Community Action Plan which, when completed Mid May, will be complete with action priorities and time lines.

Principal Roberts and Associate Principal Brown – congratulations on your success with the community last night – on so many levels it was truly excellent! I have already this morning received some exciting and positive feedback from some of the community members in attendance last night.

And thank you Town of Crossfield for your collaborative spirit and agreeing to foot the bill to cover the costs of making Community Facillitation expert Don Schultz available to lead the school community through this exciting process!

What are participants saying about last night’s Community Consultation?

Follow this link to community resident Julianne Harvey’s Blog mention:

http://networkedblogs.com/f2ivI?ref=nf

Norma Lang
Rocky View Schools
Ward One Trustee
Box 1459
Crossfield, Alberta T0M 0S0
Tel. 403.946.4223
Mobile 403.921.0303
nlang@rockyview.ab.ca

2 Responses so far.

  1. Great Post Norma. A pleasure meeting you yesterday. Wonderful that schools and community are collaborating in these conversations. I look forward to hearing about the journey these discussions will lead.

  2. Thanks so much, Norma, for the shout-out to my blog! Congrats on your first post (hopefully the first of many) as there are so many exciting things happening at RVSD that there will be no shortage of topics! I’m working on a post about 21st Century Learning but haven’t finished it yet, but when I do I’ll let you know about it. Thanks for all that you and the school board are doing for our children.