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EMSB loses another experienced administrator

Source: Katherine Wilton – Montreal Gazette
March 14, 2017
An experienced and highly regarded administrator at the English Montreal School Board is leaving his job next month because of an ongoing conflict with board chairperson Angela Mancini.
Angelo Marino, the board’s deputy director general, has decided to resign because he has lost confidence in Mancini and feels that […]


Administrators appalled by school board’s handling of ethics breach

Kathryn Greenaway, Montreal Gazette

Lester B. Pearson School Board senior administrators have sent a letter to the board’s council of commissioners calling the way the council handled ethics breaches by its chair Suanne Stein Day “appalling.”
Stein Day publicly acknowledged her multiple breaches of the board’s ethics code during a council meeting Nov. 28, 2016. At the same meeting, […]



Commissions scolaires anglophones: d’autres batailles judiciaires à venir?

michelepoupore
La CBC fait état d’une possible poursuite judiciaire dans le dossier de la gestion des programmes internationaux à la Commission scolaire Lester B. Pearson. En effet, la présdiente de la CSLBP a annoncé plus tôt cette semaine que le conseil des commissaires avait mis fin au contrat d’Edu Edge, un partenaire de longue date, chargé entre-autres de […]


Private recruiter considers legal action against Lester B. Pearson over terminated contract. Board confirmed it cut ties with recruiter Edu Edge earlier this week.

CBC News
An international student recruitment company says it’s considering legal action against the Lester B. Pearson School Board.
Board Chair Suanne Stein Day announced this week that the board had cut ties with recruiter Naveen Kolan and his company Edu Edge.
The board said it was part of restructuring that followed the discovery of alleged “irregularities” in its […]



Les programmes internationaux et offres de services: quels sont les rôles et les responsabilités des commissions scolaires?

michelepoupore
Avant toute la saga entourant les manquements au code d’éthique à la Commission scolaire Lester B. Pearson, les citoyens en savaient très peu sur la gestion des programmes internationaux.
Oui, les responsables se targuaient de faire d’énormes profits grâce à ces programmes, sans toutefois produire de rapports détaillés. Oui, les responsables voyageaient et négociaient de belles […]


EMSB chairman defends 20-per-cent commission to private recruiter

AARON DERFEL, MONTREAL GAZETTE
The chairman of the English Montreal School Board defended on Wednesday a 20-per-cent commission paid to a private recruiter to attract students from China to study here in EMSB vocational education programs, saying it’s a “venture that is valuable to the community.”
“I think the payback for the English Montreal School Board has […]


Lester B. Pearson School Board cuts ties with private recruiter

AARON DERFEL, MONTREAL GAZETTE
The Lester B. Pearson School Board has severed its ties with a private recruiter involved in its controversial international student program, board chairman Suanne Stein Day announced at a public meeting Monday night.
“We had already issued a public statement to the media that we had uncovered irregularities in our international department and […]


New details emerge about Korean students’ Montreal nightmare

By Robert Frank The Suburban
Last week, The Suburban reported that several Korean students fled home after they were misled by English Montreal School Board’s (EMSB) Korean marketing and recruitment agent, Shim Youn Bo.
EMSB marketing and communication specialist Michael Cohen said that EMSB had severed its ties with Shim, after The Suburban told EMSB that the students […]