September 11, 2019

QuĂ©bec, September 12, 2019 – La FĂ©dĂ©ration des commissions scolaires du QuĂ©bec (FCSQ) and the Quebec English School Boards Association (QESBA) wish to reaffirm their solidarity in maintaining school board elections. As we have always done, English and French school boards work together for the main mission of our collective networks – student success.

Governance and democracy in our public education networks are important to both associations. Electoral participation in our communities is a guarantee of community representation, good management and equitable distribution of resources. Governance reform is not and should not be a priority. Student success of all Quebec students should be our collective priority.

About the FCSQ and QESBA

The Fédération des commissions scolaires du Québec brings together the vast majority of French school boards in Québec 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 and adult education levels through the commitment of 120,000 employees. They also provide effective and essential services, including human resources and material and financial resources. In addition, school boards are responsible for equitably distributing resources among their schools and making safe school transportation available at all times.

QESBA is the voice of English public education in QuĂ©bec and represents 100,000 students in 340 elementary, high schools, and adult and vocational centres across Québec.