FFCA Budget 2022 News Release

News Release - February 24, 2022
Posted on 02/25/2022
News Release - February 24, 2022

FFCA NEWS RELEASE
Foundations for the Future Charter Academy Applauds Budget 2022 and the United Conservative’s Support of Public Charter Schools and Choice in Education

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 24, 2022

Calgary, AB – Foundations for the Future Charter Academy (FFCA) is proud to endorse Budget 2022 and applauds the United Conservative’s support for public charter education. The work of Premier Kenney and Minister LaGrange to empower the Choice in Education Act by providing equitable funding to public charter school students will allow FFCA to meet its obligations under the Education Act to provide all students with continuum of supports consistent with the principles of inclusive education.

The commitments made in Budget 2022 bring funding to public charter students in line with students who attend public, Catholic and Francophone schools. Budget 2022 ensures that all FFCA students will have the opportunity to access supports necessary to maximize their potential, while experiencing the unique and high-quality education that FFCA offers.

"Providing equitable funding for charter school students corrects a historical oversight that has significantly impacted FFCA's ability to provide specialized supports for our students,” said Jeff Wilson, Board Chair at FFCA.

“The recognition that charter school students have the same academic struggles and mental health challenges as children in other public systems, and therefore should also have access to funding that supports their unique educational journey, represents a major victory for equality in Alberta's public education system."

These commitments are timely as FFCA approaches its 25th anniversary and will help FFCA remain among the top performing publicly funded schools in the province.

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Foundations for the Future Charter Academy (FFCA) is a charter school society dedicated to providing a safe and caring environment where academic excellence, character development, parental involvement and staff leadership are valued and fostered. We educate 3,701 students across 8 campuses with more than 15,000 students currently on a waiting list.

MEDIA INQUIRIES: Jeff Wilson, Board Chair, 403-805-1149

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