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West Island schools might not benefit from budget surpluses

Karen Seidman
The Gazette
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Quebec imposed new accounting rules and froze almost all 2008 surpluses
While West Island school boards say new accounting practices imposed by Quebec City shouldn’t affect day-to-day services to students, there are concerns that a severe restriction on the use of surpluses could have an impact on schools that were planning […]


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Deal dead for St. Lazare school site

Council resolution severs board’s hopes
par Kristina Edson Premiere Edition
Deal dead for St. Lazare school site Council resolution severs board’s hopes

The Lester B. Pearson School Board will not be able to build its new $8.4 million English elementary school on a parcel of land situated on St. Angélique between du Domaine and Pine-Ridge streets.
During a continuation […]


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New school still no closer to being built in off-island territory

Karen Seidman
The Gazette
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Pearson board encounters NIMBY syndrome
The Lester B. Pearson School Board’s quest for a piece of property for a new elementary school in its off-island territory has gone from the sublime to the ridiculous – and the board now seems no nearer to attaining the land it so desperately needs.
In an […]



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An open letter to the LBPSB

Dear Editor,
I am writing to you today because I think that parents in the Saint-Lazare area should know some of the information I have come across regarding how theLBPSB has dealt with the overcrowding situation at Forest Hill Jr.
First, the board did not follow its own enrollment criteria.  The criteria specifically states: “…In the event that the […]


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Busing is busing

Whatever their motives, you have to applaud the offer of a building site in southwestern St. Lazare to the Lester B. Pearson School Board by developers Ivor McLeod and Michael Laventure.
By handing a big chunk of prime land directly to the LBPSB, Lorraine-Baron Inc. has raised the bar for everyone involved in this game of […]


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LBPSB Off island new school woes continue

LBPSB accepts Ste. Angélique site
by Andrea Richer, Hudson/StLazare Gazette
ST. LAZARE – The Lester B. Pearson School Board has accepted the offer of a building lot at the southwest corner of Pine Ridge and St. Angèlique for the construction of a long-awaited $8.4 million English elementary school.
But mayor Paul Carzoli warns the project depends on […]


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LBPSB Peaceful Schools Challenged

Peaceful schools
Over the past two weeks, two separate families have contacted us because their children were the targets of vicious bullying incidents.
In one case, a mother turned to the Hudson/St. Lazare Gazette, claiming her son was, and continues to be, the target of gratuitous violence at Westwood Junior High School. Her description of the repeated […]