October 26, 2016
Smith statement on Trinity Christian and Wisdom Home Schooling
EDMONTON, AB (October 26, 2016): Today, Wildrose Shadow Education Minister Mark Smith released the following statement on the closure of Trinity Christian and Wisdom Homeschooling:
“Like everyone, we were shocked to hear that according to the department of education, taxpayer funds were mishandled at Trinity Christian. It’s vital that we are always vigilant in how taxpayer resources are being handled.
“However, the announcement late yesterday to permanently shut down Trinity Christian School and Wisdom Homeschooling has thrown thousands of families' lives into sudden uncertainty.
“We are hearing reports from parents across the province frustrated by late afternoon robocalls and unsatisfactory answers by ministry officials about if they will still be able to access the same parent-driven models of education they have chosen for their children. Many families are asking why the minister did not take interim measures that would have allowed them to avoid the confusion created by yesterday’s announcement.
“Wildrose will be reviewing all documents related to this case closely, advocate for all students impacted and ensure the model of education parents have chosen for their children remains available to them.”