Education Minister Clyde Jackman addresses members of the media this morning about items in Tuesday's Budget 2013 regarding education. — Photo by Joe Gibbons/The Telegram
Education Minister Clyde Jackman said today that members of the transition committee overseeing the consolidation of the province’s four English-language school boards are elected trustees.
A news release states the members were elected to the current schools boards they serve — school boards that will continue to operate until Aug. 31.
“The transition committee is composed of the four existing school board chairs, and one other elected trustee from each of the boards — Labrador, Western, Nova Central and Eastern,” Jackman said.
“The trustees were selected with a view to ensuring there is balanced regional representation and that there are women included on the committee.”
Lorne Wheeler, a former educator, school administrator, and deputy minister of Education, is the independent chair of the committee.
Jackman said the consolidation process being followed is about the same as that which occurred in 2004 when 10 English-language boards were consolidated into four.