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March 18, 2019

QESBA Weekly Message

Week of March 18, 2019

Quebec Budget 2019-2020

The Quebec English School Boards Association is very satisfied with the 2019-2020 Québec budget. Not only has the government fully funded the normal annual increase in the costs of the elementary, secondary and adult education sectors, it has expanded a number of programs and has financed a number of new initiatives which will benefit students.

Complete News Release

Bill 12

QESBA presented a joint brief with ADGESBQ during the Parliamentary Commission on Bill 12: An Act to clarify the scope of the right to free education. Both Associations were pleased overall with the Bill set to be adopted this spring.The brief indicated a few areas of concern, notably the Minister's right to produce a regulation on school fees that lacks the necessary 45-day consultation period which is required for any other government regulation.

Consult the full brief here

 Spring Conference 2019

The Lester B. Pearson School Board are hosting the next joint AAESQ/QESBA Spring Conference at the Fairmont Mont-Tremblant from May 23 - 25, 2019 under the theme "Pathways to Wellness."The program detail can be consulted on-line at

QESBA Board of Directors

A regular meeting of the QESBA Board of Directors will be held today in Montreal.