Greater North Central Francophone Education Region No. 2
|Greater North Central Francophone Education Region No. 2|
|Conseil scolaire Centre-Nord|
|Board office location||Suite 322
8627 - 91 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
|Communities served||Edmonton, Fort McMurray, Jasper, Legal, Red Deer, St. Albert, Wainwright|
|Number of schools||14 |
|2011-2012 budget (CAD $ millions)||$42.5 |
|Number of students||2577 (September 2012) |
|Chair of the Board||Karen Doucet|
|Elected Trustees||Kevin Bell (public)
Laurent Bolduc (public)
Karen Doucet (catholic)
Paul Dumont (catholic)
Nathalie Lachance (catholic)
Nicole Lorrain (catholic)
Ginette Martel (catholic)
The Greater North Central Francophone Education Region No. 2, known in French as the Conseil scolaire Centre-Nord (CSCN) is Alberta’s largest French language school board. French language education is intended for children who are eligible under section 23 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The CSCN is a composite board, operating both public and catholic francophone schools in Edmonton, Fort McMurray, Jasper, Legal, Red Deer, St. Albert and Wainwright. The CSCN receives funding for all students from the provincial Government of Alberta.
In 1993, the Government of Alberta adopted a bill amending the School Act to comply with Mahe v. Alberta (1990), a leading Supreme Court of Canada decision on the minority language education rights under section 23 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The district was created in 1994 under section 223.3 of the School Act under the name Regional Authority of the North Central Francophone Education Region No. 4 (since changed to Greater North Central Francophone Education Region No. 2).
According to the School Act (2001), the seven members of the Board of Trustees are elected to represent francophone communities in central and northern Alberta. The composite regional Authority’s mandate is to protect the linguistic and confessional rights of section 23 holders.
The CSCN updates its list of electors by carrying out a census, as required. Results of the census determine the proportion of Public school Trustees and Catholic school Trustees to be elected to the Board. The Catholic trustees constitute a separate entity – Conseil scolaire catholique Centre-Nord – according to section 255.4 of the School Act (2001). Based on the 2010 census, there are two Public school trustees and five Catholic school trustees.
In 2010-2011 school year, there were approximately 2,500 students attending 14 schools in total: 5 elementary schools, 1 elementary/junior high school, 1 junior high school, 1 junior/senior high school, 5 elementary/junior/senior high schools, and 1 senior high school.
The CSCN employs approximately 200 teachers and professionals.
|École À la Découverte||Public||13410 - 119 Street NW||Edmonton||K-6|
|École Alexandre-Taché||Catholic||9B St. Vital Avenue||St. Albert||7-12|
|École Boréal||Catholic||312 Abasand Drive||Fort McMurray||K-12|
|École Citadelle||Catholic||5111 - 46 Street||Legal||K-9|
|École Desrochers||Public||401 Geikie Street||Jasper||K-12|
|École Joseph-Moreau||Catholic||9750 - 74 Avenue NW||Edmonton||7-9|
|École La Mission||Catholic||46 Heritage Drive||St. Albert||K-6|
|École La Prairie||Catholic||4810 - 35 Street||Red Deer||K-12|
|École Maurice-Lavallée||Catholic||8828 - 95 Street NW||Edmonton||10-12|
|École Notre-Dame||Catholic||15425 - 91 Avenue NW||Edmonton||K-6|
|École Père-Lacombe||Catholic||10715 - 131A Avenue NW||Edmonton||K-6|
|École publique Gabrielle-Roy||Public||8728 - 93 Avenue NW||Edmonton||K-12|
|École Saint-Christophe||Catholic||214 - 8 Street||Wainwright||K-12|
|École Sainte-Jeanne-d’Arc||Catholic||8505 - 68A Street NW||Edmonton||K-6|
- "Student Population by Grade, School, and Authority, 2011, p. 31.". Alberta Education. Retrieved 30 March 2011.
- "Board Highlights, November 2012". Conseil scolaire Centre-Nord. Retrieved 20 December 2012.
- "Board Highlights, October 2012". Conseil scolaire Centre-Nord. Retrieved 20 December 2012.
- Conseil scolaire Centre-Nord’s official website (French)
- Conseil scolaire Centre-Nord’s official website (English)
- Alberta Education (English)
- Alberta Education (French)
- Study in Alberta (English)