MONTREAL – The Coalition Avenir Quebec (CAQ) has once again declared if it was voted into government, it would move to abolish school boards.
“They no longer have a place here,” said CAQ Leader François Legault. “They are expensive organizations that are often wasteful. These resources would be more useful if they were to provide services to students rather than maintain a pointless bureaucracy.”
The CAQ proposed replacing school boards with 30 regional service centres, something they believe would offer a more flexible and lighter structure to serve student needs.
“The idea of abolishing school boards is not new,” said Legault.
“The goal is to provide direct services to students. It is simply a matter of efficiency and common sense.”
Legault is reaching out to parents by insisting governing boards would have a bigger say in how the schools function because they would no longer have to go through school commissioners.