Introduced 9 June 2016
Passed in principle 28 September 2016
Passed 17 November 2016
Assented to 23 November 2016
This bill amends the Education Act, in particular to grant commissioners representing parents’ committees the right to vote at meetings of the council of commissioners and allow them to be appointed to the office of school board vice-chair. In addition, the rules concerning co-opted commissioners are revised to ensure that one of their two seats is reserved for a person who is active in the sports or health sector and has filed a nomination. The bill also introduces certain measures to ensure the participation of school, vocational training centre and adult education centre principals in certain school board decisions concerning the allocation of school board resources. It also specifies that school boards must fulfil their mission with due respect for the principle of subsidiarity and with a view to providing support to educational institutions in the exercise of their responsibilities.
The bill simplifies the planning and accountability reporting mechanisms imposed on schools, education centres and school boards. Lastly, the Minister is given the power to issue directives to school boards.
Download Bill n°105 : An Act to amend the Education Act