On November 27, Sackville community members had a chance to present their views on the Sustainability Study of Marshview Middle School. One thing came through loud and clear: the Sackville community cares about education and wants to be involved in the process.
In the 3 years since Sackville Schools 2020 began its advocacy work, many connections and partnerships have been formed with advocates, educators and politicians across the province, Canada and beyond. Ted Dintersmith, film producer and auther, recently sent us a video to encourage our educational vision…
And now… we wait. The Ernst and Young review has been submitted to the School District Superintendent and delivered to the elected members of the DEC. DEC members will take the summer to read the report and will discuss it at the next DEC meeting in September. In the meantime, we will work to keep the movement going by encouraging communication on a local and provincial level.
Are you interested in education in Sackville? Please join the Mayor of Sackville on Thursday, April 27 for a public discussion about education. This event will focus on NB's 10-Yr Education plan and what that means for Sackville's schools. Key speakers include Chris Treadwell, Assistant Deputy Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development, and Gregg Ingersoll, Anglophone East School District Superintendent.
A vision of community hub schools with innovative curriculum developments and delivery is not some fantastical dream. Here in Sackville and across the province, educators are beginning the shift toward experiential learning and outdoor education. We must celebrate it, systematize it, and facilitate more movement toward a 21st century education to prepare our children for a changing world.