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Patricia Grell for Catholic School Trustee

Recent Blog Posts

The Case For A Referendum on separate Catholic schools
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Why do a Former Education Minister, Parent advocate, and former Catholic School Trustee believe it is time for a referendum on separate Catholic schools? Join Former Education Minister David King, Former Catholic School Trustee Patricia Grell and Public Education Advocate Luke Fevin for an evenin...
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ECSD Trustee Election: Who do I Vote For?
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ECSD Trustee Election: Who do I Vote For?
Many people have asked me which ECSD candidates running in the October 16 election are independent of the ECSD administration and the archdiocese given my comments in my previous post.  So the following are my picks  based upon my best understanding from what I have read about the candidates onli...
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A Letter to the Electors/Tax Payers of Alberta
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Dear Elector/Tax Payer, I have been an active member of my church and community for many years.  I graduated from St. Michael’s College, Faculty of Theology with a Master of Divinity which set me on the path to parish and retreat ministry in the Catholic Church.  My life however, has been devoted...
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Good News for the Artist in Residence School Program
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On August 2, 2017 I received the following good news from the Government of Alberta in response to my email of April 28, 2017.  I asked that since the AFA had had their funding levels restored, could the Minister of Culture encourage the AFA to restore funding to the Artist in Residence Program (...
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NDP Government Commits $ to Playgrounds for New Schools
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The following good news was provided by the Government of Alberta: All new and replacement schools will soon get a $250,000 provincial grant for a playground, saving Alberta families millions of dollars. Premier Notley and Minister Eggen announced a playground grant program at Vista Heights Schoo...
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Trustee Inquiry: May 30, 2017
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I made the following inquiry at the May 30, 2017 ECSD Public Board Meeting:  The inquiry is in relation to Resolution 3-61/17 passed at the ARA conference May 20- 21, 2017 which stated: BE IT RESOLVED, that the Alberta Teachers’ Association urge Roman Catholic school boards to recognize and...
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Motion for June 30 Public Board Meeting
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To:  Board of Trustees From:  Patricia Grell RE:  Alberta Teachers’ Association Resolution The ATA passed the following resolutions at the 100th Annual Representative Assembly (ARA): BE IT RESOLVED, that the Alberta Teachers’ Association affirm the importance of constitutionally established denom...
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Apology to Counsel Karbonik
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The following was read at the May 30 ECSD public Board Meeting: I would like to wholeheartedly and unreservedly apologize to Counsel Carole Karbonik for the disrespectful remark that I made at our Public Board meeting held March 21st, 2017. Carole is a professional who is following orders, like a...
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Strategic Alliance for Alberta Students With Learning Challenges
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On Thursday, April 20, 2017 Greta Gerstner, founder of the Strategic Alliance for Alberta Students with Learning Challenges was introduced in the Alberta Legislature.  The following is the Hansard which explains what the Alliance is hoping to accomplish.  Here is a link to their Facebook page if ...
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Open Letter to Catholic Constituents
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It would have been helpful had the Board Chair called Trustee Bergstra and I to ask if indeed what was written in the Edmonton Journal was in fact what we said to the reporter Janet French.  I told Janet French that we need to be more transparent that 9 credits of Religion are required in […]
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