2014 school elections - On November 2, support democracy. Get out and vote!
31 Oct, 2014, 10:52 ET
QUÉBEC CITY, Oct. 31, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The Fédération des comités de parents du Québec invites all parents of students enrolled in public schools and all citizens to exercise their right to vote during the November 2 school board elections.
Federation Vice-President Corinne Payne considers that school elections are the perfect opportunity for citizens to voice their opinion about their school board's priorities. "School elections are when we choose the leaders of our school boards, the people entrusted with organizing services for our young people," she said.
Education is a public asset that concerns the parents of students first, but that also concerns every citizen in Québec. Ms. Payne went on to point out that "the children in our schools today are the architects of the Québec of tomorrow. We are duty-bound to be regardful of their education and the quality of the services they are provided by our school boards."
The Federation would like to see a large voter turnout. "We feel that governance of our educational institutions that is democratic and in touch with the service offering in our schools is essential," Ms. Payne said in closing.
For more than 35 years, the FCPQ has brought together the Parents' Committees of Québec school boards and has supported the parent volunteers who care about parent participation in public elementary and secondary schools.
SOURCE: Fédération des comités de parents du Québec (FCPQ)
For further information: Ian Renaud-Lauzé, Adviser, Phone: (418) 667-2432, Cell phone: (418) 956-2284, Email: [email protected]
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