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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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Saint-Lazare dit non Construction d’une école primaire

 par Stéphane Fortier  La premiere edition
 
Lors de la séance du conseil municipal de Saint-Lazare du 16 juin, qui faisait suite à celle du 2 juin, il a été décidé de ne pas permettre la construction d’une école sur le terrain du chemin Sainte-Angélique entre les rues du Domaine et Pine-Ridge.

Cette décision a eu l’heur de […]


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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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Rules violations plague EMSB council

Editorial ACDSA
At last night’s EMSB regular board meeting, Parent commissioner Gail Giannakas tabled a motion to rescind a previous motion adopted at the last regular board meeting held in May. With the secretary general present as well as the EMSB in-house legal counsel, the vote to rescind took place and  chairperson Angela Mancini  broke the […]


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6 English school parents groups opt out

By Brenda Branswell
The Gazette June 18th, 2009
‘Want to control what was ours’: Decide to leave provincial federation to start an association of their own
Parent committees at most of Quebec’s English school boards have decided to part ways with the provincial federation that represents them.
Parent groups at six of the nine English school boards have opted […]



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What does it take to be a leader?

By Peggy Curran, The Gazette
June 12, 2009

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Ending Educational Segregation in Québec will benefit all Québecois/Quebecers.

Anglophones, francophones see benefits
Montréal Gazette June 13, 2009
It’s the next logical step in second-language immersion.Call it Ultimate Immersion. Or Immersion 2.0. Not just anglophones studying in French, but anglophones and francophones studying together in the same class.

It exists in Quebec, despite Bill 101. This new immersion is part of a three-year pilot project in desegregated […]


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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 […]