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River East Transcona School Division
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​Manitoba K–12 Education Review


River East Transcona School Division was well represented to the commission on K–12 Education in Manitoba.

The board of trustees prepared their written submission that discusses the importance of public education creating lifelong learners capable of critical thinking and problem-solving skills. These skills help arm our students to adapt to our changing world. Also included was information pertaining to the previous amalgamation and the costs associated with harmonizing collective agreements, the delivery of programs and services, and other one-time expenses.

Then board chair Colleen Carswell was chosen to present to the commission in June 2019 on behalf of the board and division. Organizations and individuals who were chosen to present were those who offered bold recommendations and innovative solutions to the future of public education in Manitoba.

The written submission can be found under "brief 13" here.

Read a transcript of the board's presentation here.

The commission was expected to submit their recommendations to the minister of education and training in February 2020, with a public release in March 2020. 

On Monday, March 15, 2021 the province released the long-awaited education review. Given the scope of the information, it will take time to review and understand the implications to our division. We look forward to learning more details as well as participating in the upcoming consultation process. We will continue to work and communicate with our stakeholders while we focus on creating student success in all 42 schools within RETSD.

For more information please see the links below:

Read the Education Modernization Act

Visit the Better Education Manitoba Website

Read the Report of the Commission on K-12 Education

Letter from the Board (March 26, 2021)