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February 18, 2008
WCR Letters to the Editor
Primrose offered school space
I am writing in response to the article ‘Primrose Place children and staff need a new home’ in theFeb. 11th edition of the Western Catholic Reporter. While finding a new home has been a priority for the day care, I was disappointed that the executive director of Primrose Place did not mention that Edmonton Catholic Schools has indeed offered the day care space for their program, effective July 1, 2008.
In the middle of January, the Edmonton Catholic School District offered the executive of Primrose Place a lease and 9,000 square feet of space at St. Brendan Elementary, 5825 – 93 A Avenue which is close to their current location of 8455 101 Ave.
The district has worked closely with the a dministration of Primrose Place for the past few months in order to find the appropriate fit and space for the program. On behalf of Primrose Place, the district also approached the archdiocese to extend the date the program needed to leave its current site. The archdiocese quickly agreed and offered an extension to August 31st, from the original date of June 30th.
At Edmonton Catholic Schools we are committed to children and have worked diligently to find Primrose Place a home.
Edmonton Catholic Schools
Archdiocese accommodated daycare
I wish to refer toPage 8 WCR article Primrose Place, February 11, 2008 issue.
I believe the administration of the archdiocese has been accommodating in the Primrose Place lease management issue.
It is my understanding that the archdiocese reviewed long term plans in 2002 informing Primrose Place deciding no lease renewal option would be given in December 2007. Failing to act on the December 2007 Lease Term expiration, it is my understanding Primrose was given an extended temporary June, 2008 lease option.
I am grateful for the good work of Primrose Place Centre and the people who work there.
I am grateful for the work and the integrity of the archdiocese and the people who do the work.
There are rules and laws in doing business that are fair and competent. It is important that we recognize them and abide by them.
Annette Marie Williams
Edmonton Catholic Board offers space
Re.Feb. 11, 2008 Primrose Place children and staff need a New Home:
The staff, the parents and the board of directors were all pleased with the story Alicia Ambrosio published for us. In light of our situation, the Edmonton Catholic School Board has approached us with a possible solution.
There are two errors in the story that I want to clarify.
The story states: All the staff at Primrose Place have level three.
This is incorrect, currently we have nine level threes, two level ones and three staff with level two which still exceeds the provincial standards of one out of every four staff members have level three.
The second error states “we have a cook which is something unheard of at other daycares”. Other non-profit daycares do have cooks as well.
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