Bill 86 Town Hall - Pontial High School

Gatineau, Québec – Tuesday, January 5, 2016 – The Western Québec School Board (WQSB) will be hosting three town hall meetings to explain the proposed changes to school board governance contained in Bill 86.

In December 2015, the Government of Québec tabled Bill 86 which is a proposed Act to modify the

organization and governance of school boards to give schools a greater say in decision-making, and to ensure parents’ participation within the decisions-making body.

The Bill proposes changes to school governance and the roles of governing boards and of the schools, as well as the accountability to the Minister of Education, to school principals, and to the director generals.

Rhonda Boucher, Chair of the Parents’ Committee and President of the English Parents Committee Association, and Brian Rock, President of the Québec Federation of Home and School Associations, will be on hand to explain these changes and their potential impact, and to answer questions from the public. All parents, community members, partners, and media are invited to join us on:

January 18, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. Pontiac High School
January 21, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. Western Québec School Board Office (VC available)
January 25, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. Wakefield Elementary School

If you are unable to attend any of the town hall meetings, you may attend the Special Council of Commissioners meeting scheduled for January 13, at 7:00 p.m. at the WQSB offices located at 15 Katimavik in Gatineau.

"The proposed changes are important and significant to the educational governance system in Québec since the changes made in 1998," said Jim Shea, Chair of the Western Québec School Board.

The Western Québec School Board is an English school system dedicated to developing life-long learners who contribute to society and are prepared for the future.


For more information, please contact Jim Shea at 819.598.8535 or by email

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Pontiac High School, 455 Rue Maple, Shawville, QC
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18 January , Monday 19:00