QUEBEC, June 11, 2014 / CNW Telbec / - La Federation of Quebec School Boards (FCSQ) very favorably welcomes the decision of the Minister of Education, Recreation and Sport, Yves Bolduc, to quickly convene the Table Québec - School Commissions and his intention to convene it regularly. "This is the designated place to address priority issues in a spirit of openness and collaboration," said FCSQ President Josée Bouchard.
The issue of funding the public education system as a whole is one of the priority topics to be addressed so that school boards can focus on their primary mission: student success. "It is absolutely necessary to find solutions so that the financing of the public school is assured and that we cease to put our energies to scrape funds of drawer", illustrated the president.
This is why the FCSQ intends to participate actively and constructively in the work of the government committee responsible for reviewing taxation, including school taxation.
The Federation of Quebec School Boards brings together the vast majority of French-language school boards in Quebec as well as the Commission scolaire du Littoral. School boards are local governments that ensure the academic success of more than one million students by providing educational services at the elementary, secondary, vocational training and adult levels. They also offer efficient and essential services, particularly in terms of human resources and material and financial resources. In addition, school boards are responsible for distributing resources equitably between their establishments and making safe school transportation accessible at all times.
SOURCE Federation of Quebec School Boards (FCSQ)