The Canadian province of Alberta has 379 school authorities, which are sometimes referred to as school boards, school districts, or school divisions. Types include public school, separate school and francophone school authorities. There are also charter schools and private schools that act as their own authorities, as well as schools under the authority of early childhood services (ECS), private operators, and Federal Indian Affairs. Alberta's school authorities report to Alberta Education.
Alberta has 42 public school authorities.
Alberta has 153 private school authorities.
Alberta has 17 separate school authorities.
After a 1990 Supreme Court decision, based on the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms minority language rights provisions, Alberta established francophone school authorities to allow francophone communities to administer their own schools, and provide French language instruction, wherever numbers warrant.
Alberta has four francophone school authorities.
Main article: Alberta charter schools
Charter schools are independent of district school authorities. Each has its own board with powers similar to a district authority, but limited to a single school.
Alberta has 13 charter school authorities.
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