b"2021-2022 CSBA Annual ReportAdvocacy Reporting period: September 2021June 2022ASBA continued its advocacy on behalf of members on a variety of items, including school re-entry, curriculum and municipal elections.ALBERTA SCHOOLSchool re-entrySince the onset of the pandemic, ASBA has worked closely with the Alberta Government, educational partners and members on school re-entry. School boards adjusted and followed BOARDS ASSOCIATIONgovernments recommendations, while ensuring student and staff safety were at the forefront of all decisions. Curriculum 2021-2022 CSBA Annual Report Since the release of the Alberta Governments draft Kindergarten to Grade 6 curriculum, ASBA collaborated meaningfully to ensure feedback from members was addressed in a solutions- Alberta School Boards Association (ASBA) is the provincial association that serves Albertas 61focused manner, in the best interest of all students. ASBA received a conditional grant from locally-elected school boards across the province.government in 2021 and facilitated four curriculum engagement sessions where members provided input on content and implementation. ASBA submitted a comprehensive report to As a membership-driven organization, ASBA advocates for school boards collectively, asgovernment based on this feedback in January 2022. represented through member-approved positions passed at general meetings and through ourASBA also had representation on government's Curriculum Implementation Advisory Group, Board of Directors who represent ASBA's five zones and four metro school boards. which provided input and recommendations to government. The final report, in combination The past year has been extraordinary as ASBA continued to navigate the challenges of COVID-19with member position statements continues to inform ASBAs advocacy work. while remaining focused on strategic plan priorities, including expanding services and increasingMunicipal elections advocacy efforts in support of members.In October 2021, Albertans voted for their school board trustees in the province-wide municipal With its vision of inspiring exceptional public, separate and francophone school board governance,elections. ASBA developed resources and supports for school boards and trustee candidates as over the past year, ASBA has continued to position the Association as an influential entity forwell as an extensive complement of resources to raise public awareness and the importance of government decision-making, impactful in the education system and collaborative with our diversegetting out to vote on election day. ASBA also hosted comprehensive onboarding and training membership and communities.sessions for new and returning trustees following the election. ASBA's 2021-2022 Board of Directors Government RelationsASBA continued to foster relationships with government at the municipal, provincial and federal level to advocate on behalf of our members on policies and legislation. ASBA had several regular touchpoints with the Minister of Education, Deputy Minister and other ministry staff. ASBA advocated on government legislation including the Recall Act; Education (Reforming Teacher Profession Discipline) Amendment Act, 2022; and, Education Statutes (Students First) Amendment Act, 2021. On behalf of members, ASBA also provided feedback to government on items including good faith immunity legislation, mental health, the deferral of diploma exams and provincial achievement tests, learning loss supports and specialized assessments, school board reserves and charter schools. ASBA Board of Directors (from top left to right) Colleen Holowaychuk, Zone 2/3 DirectorRobert Pirie, Zone 5 DirectorTrisha Estabrooks, Edmonton Public Schools DirectorPatricia Bolger, Calgary Board of Education DirectorMarilyn Dennis, PresidentShali Baziuk, Vice-presidentLinda Wigton, Zone 2/3 DirectorAlene Mutala, Edmonton Catholic Schools DirectorDaryl Scott, Zone 4 DirectorTammy Henkel, Zone 1 DirectorPamela Rath, Calgary Catholic School District DirectorBrad Toone, Zone 6 Director25 26"