DORVAL, QC, Jan. 16, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - The President of the Quebec English School Boards Association, Dan Lamoureux issued the following statement regarding the situation at the English Montreal School Board (EMSB):
"Students at the EMSB benefit academically with an 89% success rate. The EMSB holds one of the highest success rates in Québec. However, the situation at the school board is of concern. An examination by a qualified outside party will help all concerned to adopt any corrective measures if necessary.
Governance and operational issues in public bodies at all levels of government, while regrettable and unacceptable, do occasionally arise and they must be dealt with appropriately. The distinction, as made by the Minister during his news conference, must be made between a situation at any given school board and the broader public policy issue of school governance reform," concluded the President.
QESBA will continue to follow this situation closely. Based on current information, we will not, for the moment, be making any further statements.
QESBA is the voice of English public education in Québec and represents 100,000 students in 340 elementary, high schools, and adult and vocational centres across Québec.
SOURCE Quebec English School Boards Association
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