Author Archives: marilynbergstra

Welcome to Marilyn Bergstra’s Blog. To learn more about Marilyn, click on the links above.

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Your Tax Dollars and the Importance Behind Results Based Management and Accountability Frameworks for School Jurisdictions.

With growing deficits, tighter budgets and greater student need within the classroom, it is imperative that every dollar be accounted for and that impact assessments are performed in relation to student outcomes. Alberta schools have provided great leadership in terms of educational reform. This is … Continue reading

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The Importance of Child Vaccinations and Keeping Students Safe: We Can’t Change the Minds of the 2% But We Can Save Lives.

I presented a Motion  to lobby government to implement mandatory vaccinations for all students attending publicly funded school (less those needing medical exemptions). Relevant vaccinations included the following: measles, mumps, rubella, pertussis, tetanus, diphtheria and polio. Motion Passed If we don’t take action, things will get worse before … Continue reading

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Savvy Student Consumers!!

Public Board Motion: Re:         Financial Literacy Programming for School Curriculum Motion: Passed 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 shopping … Continue reading

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Grad Ceremony Participation and Religious Education Credits… Religion Classes are Critical & Foundational to Catholic Education.

It is important that I set the record straight surrounding media commentary on my proposed motion to review district practices related to mandated Religious Education classes. Contrary to what has been reported, I must relay that at no time have I ever suggested that religion is not an … Continue reading

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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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