Author Archives: marilynbergstra

We Can’t Change the Minds of the 2% But We Can Save Lives.

If we don’t take action, things will get worse before they get better… A long read but an important matter facing the majority of school students around the globe. I would have offered more by way of options in this report, but … Continue reading

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Savvy Student Consumers!!

My Next Public Board Motion: Re:         Financial Literacy Programming for School Curriculum Motion: That the Board of Trustees lobbies government to develop financial literacy programming for implementation into the school curriculum. Walmart advertisement: ‘the average family saves $1200 a year … Continue reading

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A more factual account of my motion re: Grad Ceremony Participation. (Note the misleading statement in 1st paragraph suggesting an end to religion classes is later clarified in article.) 

Catholic trustee leaving optional religion proposal in hands of administration ‘I think it’s been brought to the forefront, the administration is aware of the issue. Report an Error Print File photo Edmonton Catholic School Board Trustee Marilyn Bergstra. By: Kevin … Continue reading

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Important medical info for adolescent boys!

Prior to my motion calling for comprehensive sex ed. reform, I was contacted by Dr. Peter Metcalfe, a Pediatric Urologist at the Stollery. For several years, Dr. Metcalfe has been trying to get something into the sex education curriculum related … Continue reading

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Edmonton Catholic school board wants mandatory vaccinations for all Alberta students Edmonton Catholic school board wants mandatory vaccinations for all Alberta students from Edmonton

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Mandatory Vaccinations for Public School Attendance

Motion: I move that the board of Trustees lobby government to legislate mandatory vaccinations for all student’s in the public education system. Mandatory vaccinations will include the following: diphtheria, tetanus, polio, measles, mumps, and rubella. In extreme cases, whereby a … Continue reading

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A Call for Sex Education Reform

A Call for Sex Education Reform Motion: I move that the Board of Trustees lobby government to revise the existing sex education curriculum. Consideration for a comprehensive curriculum would include, but not be limited to, a program of study that … Continue reading

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