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Alberta Home Education Association
The AHEA board has selected a new executive and redistributed board duties.
The new executive is as follows:
- President: Patty Marler
- Vice-President: Richard Yaceyko
- Secretary / Communications: Terry Yaceyko
- Treasurer: David Provins
Special board positions include:
- Media Relations: Paul van den Bosch
- Support Group Liaison / Convention Team Liaison / Special Needs Liaison / New Homeschooler Liaison : Tracy McNichol
- Government Liaison: Team of board members
We all look forward to our new board duties and responsibilities.
Minister Eggen became aware of some board redistributed and has responded:
"Dear Ms. Marler:
I would like to extend my congratulations to you on becoming president of the Alberta Home Education Association (AHEA).
As you know, our government believes all students should have a great education and a bright future. Even in challenging economic times, we are continuing to provide stable funding for education – whether it takes place in a public, separate or Francophone school, a charter school, a private school or at home.
Alberta Education is committed to working with our education partners, including parents, in the best interest of students. My department values the input and insight provided by the AHEA on behalf of home educating families. Your commitment to your membership is laudable, and I appreciate your willingness to collaborate on issues pertaining to the home education community.
I look forward to a continued productive relationship with the AHEA under your leadership.
AHEA Review Committee
As part of a regular review, the AHEA board has formed a Review Committee to gather information and input from AHEA members on the “nature of AHEA” – AHEA’s values, philosophy, objects, bylaws, articles, and major policy documents – in order to confirm or change the direction the organization should take in the future and bring forward at the next AGM any necessary or proposed changes.
This committee will include long-time AHEA members Don Reid, Tom Lipp and Ray Strom so that AHEA’s history can be considered as part of the committee’s body of information. Input should be submitted in writing by AHEA members directly to the Review Committee.
- will include at least three but no more than five members,
- will not include current board members nor any person employed by a school board or authority or in a position of authority with the same, and
- will gather information for a period of approximately six months from the 2017 AGM.
Recommendations by the committee will be presented to the board by no later than November 1st 2017 so that committee recommendations in Notices of Motion can be published in order to give public written notice to current members of any changes being proposed at the April 2018 AGM.