In May, the Alberta Government announced it will continue the Classroom Improvement Fund (CIF) for the 2018-19 school year. Alberta Education specified that dollars should be used for staffing and/or professional learning with an emphasis on supporting students with special needs.
Clearview’s teachers were asked what their priorities were for use of the CIF dollars. A key priority identified was additional training for teachers with respect to the Scholastic Resources. As well, teachers identified a need for additional educational assistants.
After examining survey results completed by 68 per cent of the teachers, Superintendent Barron, along with school principals developed a proposal that was sent to Alberta Education outlining four components.
On June 27, Clearview received approval from Alberta Education to use the $362,000 Classroom Improvement Fund: $212,000 for hiring additional educational assistants; $125,000 for additional professional learning of teachers on literacy; $15,000 of the budget goes to additional professional learning to support the Collaborative Response Model; $10,000 for professional learning with respect to special education/inclusive learning.