1997 Canadian Educational Governance Update

Canadian school boards have experienced a prolonged debate about educational restructuring. Recent initiatives are summarized here to provide an overview of the changing provincial structures for educational governance.

The general trends in recent years have been to reduce the number of school boards, to enhance school-based governance, and to centralize financial controls. At the same time, most provincial governments support local lay control of education and the continuation of elected single-purpose school boards. Efficiency, accountability, fiscal equity, parent and community involvement and educational improvement are the primary reasons given for governance restructuring.

Click on a province or territory below to view the initiatives for that area.
Map of Canada

British Columbia
New Brunswick
Northwest Territories
Nova Scotia
Prince Edward Island
Yukon Territory

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