50 Years ago
School boards to consolidate
The superintendence of education for the United Church, Salvation Army and Anglican schools met with the Random North school board on May 13 to discuss the possibility of forming a consolidated school board for this area.
Chairman for the local board, Cecil Soper, said representatives of the six existing school boards were in attendance and it was decided to go ahead with the consolidation.
Mr. Soper said the constitution, drawn up by board members, was adopted and the new school board will be known as the Random Consolidated School Board. The existing school boards will now sign an agreement stating that they have excepted the constitution for consolidation. They are Random North United Church, Random East United Church, Smith Sound Anglican, Port Blandford United Church, Port Blandford Anglican, and The Bonavista Salvation Army School Board.
The new board will consist of 15 members which will include representatives of the existing school boards. However, in order for the board to qualify for financial assistance for an administrator, the board must have an enrollment of 2000 pupils. The new board is expected to be in operation by September.