Bill 40: The Warden of the MRC Pontiac concerned about the future of schools in Pontiac
Article published on 12 February 2020
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When asked about her thoughts on the adoption of Bill 40, amending the Education Act in Quebec, the Warden of the Pontiac MRC, Jane Toller, expressed concerns about the future of Pontiac schools. She hopes the abolishment of school boards in Quebec will have a minimal impact on the schools in the region.

Toller also said she was surprised by how quickly bill 40 was adopted, a bill which aims in particular to replace school boards with “school service centers” managed by a board of directors made up of parents and school representatives. The Warden says she believes in the relevance of school boards and fears that this change may encourage some teachers to leave the Pontiac.

Jane Toller added that only time will tell if the changes in the public education governance system will be beneficial or not.

The CSHBO is maintaining that its mission remains unchanged

Fallowing the adoption of Bill 40 amending the Education Act, the Hauts-Bois-de-l’Outaouais School Board (CSHBO) wanted to reassure the public, by press release, that regardless of the governance system, the CSHBO’s mission remains undeterred. The organization says that it will always be guided by the quality of services and the students success.

The Director General of the Hauts-Bois-de-l’Outaouais School Board (CSHBO), Denis Rossignol, told CHIP 101.9 that this reform should not slow down the projects implemented within the CSHBO schools, particularly with regards to its ’’Plan d’engagement vers la réussite.’’

"The transition from school board (CSHBO) to a school service center will notably lead to the establishment of a joint board of directors, composed of parents, staff members and representatives of the community, which will govern over the schools in 2020-2021. Meanwhile, the CSHBO remains a school board until transition is fully implemented; the general management continues to assume the proper functioning.’’ - Quote from the press release issued by the CSHBO on Tuesday, February 11th, 2020.

The CSHBO has a network of 29 schools and general education centers with nearly 700 employees.

This transition is expected to begin in the 2020-2021 school year. Meanwhile, the CSHBO says it will remain a school board until the transition is complete. If you have any questions, contact the Communications Department. The CSHBO concluded the press release by thanking all its commissioners for their commitment.

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