Calgary, AB (October 26, 2016):Dr. David Swann has praised Education Minister Eggen’s decisive action in revoking Trinity Christian School’s (TCS) registration and accreditation.
A Ministry of Education investigation into the operation of TCS, a private school operator revealed many financial irregularities including: excessive leases, salary remuneration and funding transfers. The entire report can be found here: https://education.alberta.ca/media/3273210/trinity-christian-school-association-review.pdf
“I applaud Alberta Education for reacting decisively to a serious breach in the financial operations of an independent private school operator,” Swann said. “I only wish this could have happened before September as thousands of families must now find alternate schooling for their children.”
“Alberta has a distributed education system giving parents many educational options,” Swann continued. “Unfortunately this also increases the opportunity for mismanagement, intentional or otherwise.”
“By taking decisive action, the Minister has clearly shown that school boards, public or private, must adhere to Alberta’s educational standards,” Swann concluded.
Parents seeking more information can visit Alberta Education’s website here: https://education.alberta.ca/recent-news/trinity-christian-school-association-information-for-parents/?journeyId=1089
They can also contact Alberta Education’s Greater Edmonton Services Branch by phone at (780) 427-9296 (dial 310-0000 for toll-free access)