Wall-to-wall opposition to school board reform

QUEBEC —  Freshly back from fighting a flu-like virus, Education Minister Pierre Moreau found himself Tuesday fending off attacks from all sides, as he launched public hearings into his government’s proposed school board reform.

Bill 86 aims to eliminate province-wide school board elections and replace elected councils of commissioners, which currently oversee school board operations, with school councils made up of six parents, one teacher, one non-teaching staff, two principals, and six community members. Each school board’s director-general would also sit on the council, as a non-voting member. The goal, Moreau said, is to give parents and teachers greater control over their schools… Read more