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SACPA to discuss issues of students returning to school

By Jensen, Randy on September 16, 2020.


Thursday’s livestream session of the Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs will discuss any possible issues with students going back to school as usual during COVID-19.

The guest speaker will be Brandi Rai, president of the Alberta School Councils’ Association.

Recognized as the provincial organization representing parents on school councils in Alberta, ASCA has worked alongside other education partners and stakeholders to advise the Ministry of Education on matters related to the K-12 re-entry plan. As schools reopen, ASCA will continue to help parents on school councils fulfil their legislated roles, engage with parents and their school communities, advise their principals, and work with their school boards on education issues including, but not limited to, COVID-19.

Rai has a passion for public education – to ensure it prepares children to be leaders in our world. Education is a foundational pillar in society and having equitable access to public education is vital for Albertans. Married, with five children in Grades 5 through 10, she lives in Edmonton and has served as an executive on multiple school councils, is involved with fundraising societies, and is a frequent school volunteer with a lifelong goal of serving others.

Thursday’s online session will take place at 10 a.m. with the YouTube Live link

In order to ask questions of the speaker in the chat feature of YouTube, you must have a YouTube account and be signed in. Please do so well ahead of the scheduled start time, so you’ll be ready. Go to the YouTube Live link provided above and on the top right of your browser, click the “sign in” button. If you have Google or Gmail accounts, they can be used to sign in. If you don’t, click “Create Account” and follow along. Once you are signed in, you can return to the live stream and use the chat feature to ask your questions of the speaker. Remember, you can only participate in the chat feature while we are livestreaming.

The link to SACPA’s YouTube Channel is

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