Stirling’s secrecy motion defeated in Edmonton schools, for now

informed albertans

EPSB board meeting vote Sept 12 2017

The results are in: Three courageous trustees stood for families and for the safety of all children by defeating the secrecy motion put forward by Trustee Bridget Stirling.

Stirling’s use of the rare “waiver of notice of motion” – never used before in this 4 year trustee term – would have forced a hasty debate and vote with only 6 days notice, instead of allowing for the full month that is normally required.

Because of its rushed timeline, procedure states that a “waiver of notice of motion” requires unanimous support from the nine trustees in order to even proceed to debate.

With 6 trustees in favour and 3 opposed, the waiver of notice of motion was defeated.

This is in no small part because of you, the caring parents and citizens of Edmonton.

Thank you to those who responded on a very short timeline.  In less than 48 hours you…

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