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Survey Results: 83% parents in Lethbridge School Division sending kids back to class

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The overwhelming majority of parents in the Lethbridge School Division plan to send their kids back to school next month.

The public division released the results of its August parent survey Wednesday (Aug. 12). It shows 83% who took part indicated their children will be attending school this year.

The survey also showed 17% of respondents will be be opting their children out of going back to in-class school and requested home-learning instead.

The Lethbridge School Division has created three pivot points throughout the school year to allow students to switch between in-school learning and at-home learning. The pivot points are set for Nov. 10, Jan. 29 and March 31.

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“Consistency is necessary for quality delivery of learning,” said Lethbridge School Division Superintendent Dr. Cheryl Gilmore. “The three pivot points divide the school year into quarters. Parents will be notified in advance of the pivot-point date to submit a request for change, should one be desired”.

The public division is working on a number of details over the next few weeks to ensure students receive high-quality learning experiences.

A total of 8,923 people filled out the August 1st survey.

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Patrick Siedlecki

Pat has been a mainstay in the CJOC News department from the time the station launched in 2007. He’s been in the position of New Director since then and has been anchoring daily news casts as well as reporting and working behind the scenes.

Community is important to him and keeping CJOC listeners and readers informed about what’s happening across southern Alberta and beyond.

Pat has been in radio broadcasting for the past 24 years, starting in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island in 1997 and then moving up island to Nanaimo for another few years before heading to Lethbridge in 2007.

Pat grew up in the small Saskatchewan farming town of Foam Lake. After high school, he went to Western Academy Broadcasting College (WABC) in Saskatoon prior to moving to the island.

Pat also spent several years broadcasting hockey in the BCHL as well as seven years as the radio voice of the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the WHL.

On a personal note, Pat has been working at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge as a Certified Life Celebrant and funeral assistant since 2016.

Pat is engaged to Tarah and he has two kids and two step-children.

News and sports have always been Pat’s passion from the time he was a teenager and he’s always been grateful to have had the opportunity to make that part of what’s been a fun and long radio career!

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