During Thursday's Rocky View Schools Board of Trustee meeting, preliminary updated enrolment numbers were presented. Enrolments for the 2022/23 school year is set to surpass the division’s projection made in January. As of September 20, RVS Enrolment sits at 27,613 students, 50 more than the projected 27,563.

"At the end of September 2021, RVS had 26,662 students that we served. If enrolment remains at 27,613, this will be an increase of 991 students or 3.7 per cent. RVS’ student population grows by about 750 to 1,000 students annually; these students could fill one to two new schools each year."

According to an RVS debrief note, the Board continues to advocate with the provincial government for new school approvals as the need for more space for students becomes more critical every year. Trustees were also updated regarding the development of a strategic plan, which will include public engagement in October. Trustees are developing a division-wide strategic plan in line with the policy they established. Once finalized, the strategic plan will guide the division’s focus over the next four years.

"The strategic plan development for 2022-26 is proceeding well with major milestones completed within the timeline originally developed. Significant input was received via the Education Plan Survey, conducted in the spring."

Approximately 10,000 individuals responded, providing more than 27,000 comments. A summary of the themes heard will be shared with parents/guardians and staff in early October along with draft priorities and goals for further feedback.

RVS also elected Ward 4 Trustee, Norma Lang as Board Chair. Trustee Lang previously served as vice-chair, a position now held by Ward 2 Trustee, Shelley Kinley who was elected during the same meeting.

"RVS congratulates Trustee Lang and Trustee Kinley and looks forward to their leadership on the Board."

Appointments to the various Board committees were also made during the meeting. 

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