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It's that time of year again - back to school!


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Thousands of students will be returning to school in September. Motorists should be on the watch for crossing guards, pedestrians, cyclists, students getting on and off school buses and school zone speed limits.

These speed limits are set by individual municipalities. Effective hours and maximum speeds can vary, so drivers are reminded to watch for signage.


Federal Election 2015


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The next Canadian federal election will be held on October 19, 2015. While K-12 education is largely a provincial responsibility in Canada, decisions made at the federal level can and do impact the well-being of children in general, and their education in particular. Our federal election page contains links to each of the major federal political parties’ websites, their party platforms, and media coverage of relevant party announcements. This page will be updated as new information emerges, so check back often.


Professional Development Resources


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The association's on-demand library of professional development resources for individual trustees, member boards and administrators continues to grow!These webinars and videos (including Division Dispatches) can be accessed at your convenience, anytime, anywhere, even on your mobile device.

The latest installment in the Practical Procedure series of our Division Dispatches looks at abstaining on a school board vote. “To Abstain or Not to Abstain” is available in both video and text formats.


Horatio Alger Association Announces National Scholarship Expansion


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The Horatio Alger Association of Canada recently expanded their scholarship programs for secondary students to include every province and territory.

A total of 85 scholarships will be awarded for students beginning their post-secondary studies in the fall of 2016. Information regarding these scholarships, including relevant application processes and deadlines, can be found by following the links on the organization's website.


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