Greater North Central Francophone Education Region No. 2

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Greater North Central Francophone Education Region No. 2
Conseil scolaire Centre-Nord
Conseil scolaire Centre-Nord Logo.svg
Board office location Suite 322
8627 - 91 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Communities served Beaumont, Camrose, Edmonton, Fort McMurray, Jasper, Legal, Red Deer, St. Albert, Wainwright
Number of schools 16[1][2][3]
2013-2014 budget (CAD $ millions) $43[4]
Number of students 2806 (September 2013)[5]
Chair of the Board Karen Doucet
Superintendent Henri Lemire
Elected Trustees Kevin Bell (public)
Karen Doucet (catholic)
Nathalie Lachance (catholic)
Denis Lefebvre (catholic)
Nicole Lorrain (catholic)
Ismail Osman-Hachi (public)
Ronalrd St. Jean (catholic)
http://www.centrenord.ab.ca/
Conseil scolaire Centre-Nord board office

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.[1] 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 Beaumont, Camrose, Edmonton, Fort McMurray, Jasper, Legal, Red Deer, St. Albert and Wainwright. The CSCN receives funding for all students from the provincial Government of Alberta.

History[edit]

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).

Governance[edit]

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.

Size[edit]

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.

Schools[edit]

Name Public/Catholic Address City/Town Grades
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 francophone de Beaumont Not determined 5701 - Magasin Avenue Beaumont K-6
École francophone de Camrose Not determined 4707 - 56 Street Camrose K-6
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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Student Population by Grade, School, and Authority, 2011, p. 31.". Alberta Education. Retrieved 30 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "Board Highlights, March 18, 2014". Conseil scolaire Centre-Nord. Retrieved 30 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Board Highlights, May 20, 2014". Conseil scolaire Centre-Nord. Retrieved 30 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "Board Highlights, October 29, 2013". Conseil scolaire Centre-Nord. Retrieved 30 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "Board Highlights, October 29, 2013". Conseil scolaire Centre-Nord. Retrieved 30 May 2014. 

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Coordinates: 53°31′22″N 113°28′03″W / 53.522758°N 113.467484°W / 53.522758; -113.467484