Families, staff ‘thrown into flux’ by transfer of 3 EMSB schools to French board

Two weeks before the summer break, students and parents of three English Montreal School Board, learnt that their schools were set to be transferred to the Commission scolaire de la Pointe-de-l’Île (CSPI). The announcement was made by Education Minister Jean-François Roberge during an interview on a French radio show. President Dan Lamoureux, President of the Quebec English School Board Association expressed outrage over the decision, stating “the government has decided that our voices don’t matter and that our students don’t matter […] This is a very sad day for Quebec’s English-speaking minority.”

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