Education Minister Ramona Jennex today, Aug. 4, ordered a performance review of the South Shore Regional School Board. This review comes as a response to serious concerns that have come to light about events and actions of some board members before the March 30 meeting on school reviews. Some board members have been accused of trying to derail an open discussion on 12 schools identified for review before the public meeting. This has raised broader questions about the board’s ability to function effectively and to adhere to sound decision-making practices. “I consider this to be an extremely serious situation,” said Ms. Jennex. “I am concerned that the events and the conduct of some members may have damaged the integrity of the school board and the public’s confidence in the board.” The board passed motions in July publicly apologizing for its lack of process, and invited the minister to conduct a review or audit of the board. “It is critically important that I, and the public, have confidence that their board is being open, transparent and making decisions in the best interests of students,” Ms. Jennex said. The terms of reference will be finalized over the next couple of weeks and an independent reviewer will conduct the comprehensive performance review.
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