Alberta’s new education minister says the much-debated Education Act will not return during a spring sitting of the legislature, which was officially announced today.
The session is scheduled to begin the afternoon of May 23, according to a release.
But Jeff Johnson, the province’s new education minister, says his government will take some time to discuss and potentially tweak pieces of the Education Act before reintroducing it.
The act, which introduces new measures to combat school bullying and student dropout rates, was a key point of debate between the incumbent Tories and surging Wildrose prior to last month’s provincial ballot.
A group of homeschooling parents have also criticized that act for infringing on personal rights.
Johnson did not provide details on what, if any, changes would be made to the act.
“We certainly would like to see it brought forward again as soon as possible,” he said.