b'response document that matches the gravity ofTop Five Big Ideasthe commissions mandate. I hope the commission Having our communityuses our response as a model for their own so that it will also be as thorough and well-grounded in research and evidence as ours is. from the LRSD submission to the commissioncontribute their visionWhile all focus areas are important, the school and priorities wasboard felt strongly about the topic of governance in the public education system review.incredibly importantThe existing system, with its division of powers Support forfull-dayto us. Their inputbetween the provincial government and1 kindergartenschool boards, has served Manitobans well and helped us create acontinues to do so today. Our governance model is structured to ensure a coordinated system document that reflectsthat places student success at the forefront, said Sandy Nemeth, Chair, Louis Riel School our combined hopesBoard. Local school boards connect with the communities they serve and are responsive toAn Indigenous inspired andand aspirations for ourtheir needs. 2 holistic approach to learningdivision and the publicThe LRSD serves more than 15,500 learners, along with their parents and the wider community education system at 40 schools in the south-east quadrant of Winnipeg. The LRSD vision is for all members of our community to excel as caring, confident, andAcademic success is just one metric;I was expecting to write some letters or preparecapable resilient life-long learners who contribute some statements about what was working wellto a democratic and sustainable world.3 theres a need for a whole-learnerin LRSD. Instead, Christianarrived with boxes of academic literature that has informed our practiceexpression of successover the years. He shared a passionate message about the importance of this process and how we had to ensure that LRSD contributed to the body of workthe commission would be considering as it would have implications for years to come.A comprehensive cradle-to-career In the end, thebold vision for the document was4 framework for all learnersto create a written work that meets the standard in terms of academic rigour,evidence, data and thought that we as professionals would expect from the commission in their final report.While the deadline for final written submissionsPublic education as an integral partwas May 31, LRSD is now looking at the deadline5 of a poverty eradication strategy for the commissions recommendations to be presented in 2020. No matter what comes out of the commissions report, Cadez knows it could be profound and felt for years to come.The commissions review is going to have an impact on us as educators and on our childrens school experiences for generations. I am thankful that as a division, we have seen the seriousness of the commissions work and have prepared a St. Theresa Point learners16 leading LRSD learners in drum teachings. 17'