|EMSB PREPARES FOR HEARINGS ON FOCUS SCHOOLS|
EMSB PREPARES FOR HEARINGS ON FOCUS SCHOOLS
MONTREAL, APRIL 8, 2008- If you could have the ideal kind of school – elementary or secondary – what would that be? That is the question the English Montreal School Board Commission on Focus Schools will be asking during the month of May.
The three scheduled regional hearings will allow members of the Commission to listen to parents who presently have children in EMSB schools, pre-school or private schools. Representatives from the community-at-large and from local municipalities and boroughs are also being invited to participate. The dates and locations of the hearings are as follows: Region 1, Tues. May 6, Laurier Macdonald High School in St. Léonard (7355 Viau) ; Region 2, Mon. May 26, Dunrae Gardens in TMR (235 Dunrae) ; and Region 3, Tues. May 27, Hampstead School (83 Thurlow). Each of the meetings will begin at 7:30 p.m., with registration occurring at 7 p.m.
While it is not mandatory, presenters are being encouraged to hand in a written version of their proposal on the night they appear.
Stated EMSB Chairman Angela Mancini: “As parents you may have recognized particular talents in your children and wish them to be challenged by an appropriate focus program such as fine arts, performing arts, sports or something else in addition to the prescribed studies.”
Five school commissioners are serving on the Commission: Syd Wise (chairman), Marvin Helfenbaum, Joseph Lalla, Bernard Praw and Anne Williams.
Michael J. Cohen