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The Packet (Clarenville) - - Editorial -

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.

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