Welcome back and Happy New Year!
We hope you enjoyed a restful and relaxing Winter Break. The Louis Riel School Division is looking into the new year with 20/20 vision as we continue to strive for all members of our community to excel as caring, confident, capable, and resilient life-long learners who contribute to a democratic and sustainable world.
As we step into a new decade, change is inevitable. In January of last year, the Manitoba government announced a new commission to undertake a review of the Kindergarten to Grade 12 education system. The LRSD and the Louis Riel School Board worked collaboratively to provide a joint written submission to the commission in May. After engaging staff, students and parents, the LRSD combined those collective voices into a 122-page submission
that details a comprehensive roadmap to improve learning outcomes.
“Early years education investments, the infusion of Indigenous ways of knowing, and public education as an integral part of a systemic poverty eradication strategy are just some of the bold innovations and investments we see as essential elements of a comprehensive cradle-to-career approach to levelling and raising the achievement bar in our province,” said Christian Michalik, LRSD Superintendent.
The ideas brought forward in the LRSD submission are deeply rooted in our desire to see all learners in Manitoba thrive and an equitable and inclusive public education system flourish.
The commission is set to release its recommendations publicly and fully at the end of March. This review will likely contribute to significant changes
to public education for the next decade and decades to follow, but LRSD remains positive and focused on our Mission and Vision and will continue to work collaboratively with government to ensure the best outcome for our learners and our community of forty schools.