CAQ's Legault repeats pledge to abolish school boards

CAQ leader Francois Legeault is repeating a pledge from the 2012 election campaign.

He wants to abolish school boards and replace them with regional service centers.

Campaigning on day four of the election campaign, he added “it’s simply a question of efficiency and good sense.”

He issued a press release Saturday saying "this isn’t a question of cutting for the sake of cutting. Our goal is to bring people and resources closer together and provide services directly to students.”

He described the school boards as expensive, adding they're becoming more and more unnecessary.

He even used the word wasteful.

Speaking to reporters, Legault said his plan would save $300-million.


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  1. Joseph posted on 03/08/2014 02:04 PM
    The CAQ should abolish their leader Francois Legeault.
  2. Chris Eustace posted on 03/08/2014 03:15 PM
    March 8, 2014

    There has been a lot of debate, discussion and discourse on the value of anachronistic elected school boards in the internet age of today.

    There is no need to rehash but here are the fundamental questions :

    What is it that school boards do, that a school cannot do for itself - given the money ?

    Who has more impact on the success of students of a particular school than the parents , teachers, principal and support personnel , who see the student daily ?

    Which is more important to your child's education - the governing board or the school board ?

    As far as Mr. Legault using the word "wasteful," he is absolutely correct.

    Perhaps I missed something over the past 40 years, but I cannot think of one practical thing of value for our students , from these commissioners conventions, congresses and conferences - not one.

    Chris Eustace
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