NEWS
03/31/2016 10:27 EDT | Updated 04/01/2017 01:12 EDT

All but two school boards expected to submit LGBTQ policies: Alberta government

EDMONTON — The Alberta government says it expects that all but two of its school boards will submit policies by the end of the day on how to make schools safe and accepting of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students.

Education Minister Dave Eggen had set Thursday as the deadline for 61 publicly funded school boards to submit their draft polices.

Eggen says so far the province has received policies from 55 school boards, with more to come.

He didn't identify the school boards that have not complied with the directive.

Eggen says there is more work ahead but he is inspired that so many school boards are supporting LGBTQ students and staff.

Some Catholic church leaders have said the policy would violate religious beliefs and some parents are worried about allowing boys and girls to share washrooms.