MONTREAL, Jan. 9, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian School Boards
Association (CSBA) is pleased to endorse an important and comprehensive
study launched January 10, 2013 entitled "School Boards Matter: A
Pan-Canadian Study of School District Governance" by Bruce Sheppard,
Gerald Galway, Jean Brown and John Wiens.
This important and timely study on school district governance, counters
recent literature that has called school boards "wasteful hierarchies"
and deals head on with political trends affecting public education
across Canada. At the heart of the study, the authors provide
convincing evidence that in fact, effective and successful school
boards are important bodies in the education of our children.
The study draws a strong correlation between effective school boards and
successful public school systems and state that "strong and effective
boards are essential to maintaining a meaningful and sustainable public
school system". They provide clear answers to the question "What are
the attributes of effective school boards in Canada?
This document will be an important resource to local school board
trustees/commissioners across Canada, provincial school board
associations and members of the CSBA Board of Directors.
"Boards of education use a wealth of research to strengthen their
education practices and decisions. This report gives school boards data
that will help strengthen school board governance and as a result,
student success," said Sandi Urban-Hall, President of CSBA.
The full report, plus a CSBA executive summary and information on
complementary studies can be found on the CSBA website (www.cdnsba.org).
The Canadian School Boards Association represents eight provincial
associations throughout Canada.
SOURCE: CANADIAN SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION (CSBA)
For further information:
Managing Director, CSBA