Jan
11
2021

Islanders encouraged to help shape school board model

A new online survey will provide Islanders with another way to share their views on the best elected school board model for the Public Schools Branch.

Islanders can submit their views until March 11, 2021 in two ways:

Elected Public School Branch Board of Directors Public Consultations
Department of Education and Lifelong Learning
P.O. Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8 
Attention: Legislative and Planning Coordinator

All submissions will be considered in the development of a new governance model and the required legislative and regulatory changes under the Education Act.

“Elected school board representatives will strengthen collaboration and communication between school boards, education and community stakeholders. We ask Islanders for their input on elected school boards including the composition of the school board, election date, method of voting and how to increase voter turnout.” 

- Education and Lifelong Learning Minister Brad Trivers

The Department of Education and Lifelong Learning is also engaging with education stakeholder groups such as the PEI Home and School Federation, PEI Teachers Federation, Canadian Union of Public Sector Employees, Child and Youth Table, PEI Council of Persons with Disabilities, Opposition parties, Mi’kmaq Confederacy and Native Council PEI, to get their input.

For more information about the elected school board model consultation process for English language schools, please visit: Elected School Board Model Consultations

Media contact:
April Gallant    
Department of Education and Lifelong Learning
aldgallant@gov.pe.ca

General Inquiries

Department of Education and Lifelong Learning
Holman Centre
Suite 101, 250 Water Street
Summerside, PE C1N 1B6

Phone: 902-438-4130
Fax: 902-438-4062

DeptELL@gov.pe.ca