ETSB ­waiting at bated breath for draft ­legislation

By Matthew McCully

During last week’s Eastern Townships School Board (ETSB) Council of Commissioners meeting, there was an item on the agenda, 7.2, entitled draft legislation, intended to address the school board reform bill in the works, hinted at frequently by the provincial government. While ETSB Chairman Mike Murray said the legislation is expected soon, the board has not yet been informed of any details.“We’re still waiting at bated breath,” Murray said. Later during his chairman’s report, Murray revisited the proposed draft legislation, saying, “I can state, categorically, that this is a solution in search of a problem.” Student Ombudsman Christian Beaudry delivered his annual report regarding complaints filed during the last school year. According to Beaudry, a total of 14 complaints were filed, 13 of which were redirected to the ETSB’s internal complaints review process. Beaudry suggested the 13 complaints were solved because he never heard back from the complainants. See full story in the Monday, Sept. 30 edition of The Record.

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