Throughout the course of the consultation process, EIPS has gathered a list of frequently asked questions and compiled the answers below. These FAQs will be updated throughout the process as needed.
Last updated: Jan. 17, 2019
- When will EIPS come back to us to discuss the future of high school programming at Andrew School?
There is a public feedback session scheduled for the evening of Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. Time and details will be available in the coming weeks.
- When returning student registration starts on February 1, should we register our child for Grade 10, 11 or 12 at Andrew School or should we register them for another high school (Lamont High or Vegreville Composite) just in case a decision is made to move students in those grades elsewhere?
You should register your student at Andrew School, your current designated school. The Division won’t be making a decision about high school programming in Andrew until after it hears from the community again on February 20.
If after that consultation the Board of Trustees decides to offer high school programming in Vegreville or Lamont instead, we will shift the registrations to the new designated school and work closely with school families to register students for courses in those locations.
- Can I request a boundary exemption for my child to attend another high school, regardless of whether or not high school programming remains at Andrew School?
Boundary exemption requests are no longer necessary—if you wish to register your child in another high school, you can do so during the returning student registration process in February and it will be accepted so long as the requested school has available space. Keep in mind, however, that if the decision is made to keep high school programming in Andrew, your child would be attending a non-designated school and transportation fees would apply.
- If students in Andrew are designated to another school for grades 10 to 12, do we have to pay for busing?
No. Parents wouldn’t be required to pay for busing of high school students to either Lamont or Vegreville.
- If my high school age child ends up attending either Lamont High or Vegreville Composite, will my other children be able to attend either elementary or junior high in the same location?
Yes. If that occurs, the Division will work with families to get siblings registered in either elementary or junior high in the same location if that’s your preference. You should, however, register all your children at Andrew School for the time being.
It’s important to note that while busing will be provided free of charge to high school students if designated to a new school, non-designated students—that is, elementary and junior high students for whom Andrew School remains their designated school—would be subject to transportation fees.