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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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Persévérance scolaire – L’école full poche

MARIE-ANDRÉE CHOUINARD
Le Devoir
Édition du mardi 09 juin 2009
À palabrer inlassablement sur les taux de décrochage scolaire, le risque était grand de perdre de vue l’essentiel, noyé dans une mare de chiffres. Une étude nous le rappelle: et les jeunes, que pensent-ils de l’école?
Voilà le rappel à l’ordre sous-entendu dans l’enquête Être jeune aujourd’hui: habitudes de […]


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Le Club des petits déjeuners débordé

Réseau Canoë
(Agence QMI)
Le Club des petits déjeuners ressent plus que jamais les effets de la crise économique alors que sa clientèle a augmenté de plus de 1410 étudiants de niveau primaire au cours des derniers mois.
Dans son bilan qui sera rendu public le 30 juin, le Club des petits déjeuners dévoile que c’est en moyenne […]


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Une étude établit un lien entre l’attitude envers l’école et le taux de décrochage

CLAIRANDRÉE CAUCHY
Le Devoir
Édition du lundi 08 juin 2009
Mots clés : Régions, Décrochage, Étude, École, Éducation, Québec (province)

Qu’ils vivent à Saguenay, Saint-Jérôme ou Québec, les jeunes du secondaire ont des habitudes de vie assez similaires. Pourtant, il y a près de deux fois plus de décrochage dans les Laurentides que dans la région du Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean et significativement […]


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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 […]


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Loyola High School fighting to keep Catholicism in classroom

By Sue Montgomery
Gazette Justice Reporter
June 5, 2009
With all the time and effort going into the legal fight against Quebec’s new ethics-and-religion curriculum, Loyola High School principal Paul Donovan kind of wishes his school had just gone ahead and taught the course the way it saw fit – by promoting Catholicism and talking about God.
But that […]


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New school board guidelines to be issued July 1

Ken Schankler
Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph
June 3, 2009
How much will it cost? How will it be implemented? What are the ramifications?
The execution of Bill 88, mandating the direct election rather than the appointment of school board chairpersons starting in 2011, is a mystery worthy of Sherlock Holmes. Currently, school board members choose a president following elections.
Central Quebec English […]


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Costly EMSB complaints irk parents and teachers; Commissioner infighting at board

Brenda Branswell. The Gazette. Montreal, Que
May 27, 2009
The heads of a parent group and teachers union expressed dismay yesterday at the large number of complaints against commissioners at the English Montreal School Board.
The school board, which has been dogged for years by political division on its Council of Commissioners, says it has spent about $32,000 […]