QUÉBEC CITY, June 12, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The Quebec English School
Boards Association (QESBA) welcomes the new positive and collaborative
approach the Minister of Education, Recreation and Sports Yves Bolduc
has taken towards English school boards and the important place they
hold in Quebec.
The Table Québec/Commissions scolaires met yesterday in Québec City just
one month after he was named Minster of Education, Recreation and
Sports. The agenda was ambitious for a first meeting but was necessary
due to files that have been neglected by the former government.
"This table is important for our network. It offers us the opportunity
to exchange collaboratively with the Minister and his team -- both
political and bureaucratic -- and in certain cases get the answers that
we need, to move forward" said QESBA President David D'Aoust.
The agenda consisted of a discussion on the report from the Groupe
d'experts, proposed changes to the collection of school taxes to give
taxpayers some relief, school board elections and up-coming budget
rules. "We felt that he listened and that this is a positive sign of
things to come," concluded D'Aoust. Although the President noted with
dismay the lack of funding to hold school board elections.
QESBA is the voice of the nine English language school boards in Quebec
representing some 100,000 students.
SOURCE: Quebec English School Boards Association
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