Section 124(1) of the School Act states that a parent or the student (over the age of 16) may request in writing that the Minister of Education review a Board’s decision in the following matters:
A review by the Minister of Education of the decision of the board is an independent examination of the reasonableness of a decision of the board. The Minister of Education has discretion to determine if the decision will be reviewed (sections 123 to 125 of the School Act).
If the Minister of Education reviews the decision of the board, the Minister of Education reviews the reasonableness of the decision of a board and considers:
The Minister of Education may uphold or overturn the decision of a board. The decision of the Minister of Education is final (section 125 of the School Act).
For more information regarding Review by the Minister of Education process, or if you have questions, please contact the Learner Services Branch at 780-415-0783 or Learnerservices@gov.ab.ca