By Matthew McCully – The education ministry’s council of sober second thought, the Conseil supérieur de l’éducation (CSE), has not been asked for an analysis regarding the replacement of school boards with service centres. “We haven’t been asked directly,” said CSE President Maryse Lassonde. The CSE was formed in 1964, at the same time as the education ministry. Since that time, the 22-member council has served an advisory role in all things education-related. According to Lassonde, the council is sometimes asked by the government to look at something specific. Otherwise, the CSE decides for itself which themes in education to delve into. “We can advise the minister,” Lassonde commented, “but we are not a governing council. We are an advisory council,” she said, explaining that the ministry decides what to do with the information provided. See full story in the Thursday, Feb. 7 edition of The Record.