Friday, October 10, 2008

Public Accounts Committee Review

On Tuesday, October 6, Edmonton Public School Board was reviewed by the Standing Committee of Public Accounts. This committee, made up over a dozen MLAs from all three parties, is charged with reviewing a variety of organizations and agencies that are funded by the public purse. This is the first time that school boards have been invited to appear before the committee. EPSB was one of three boards reviewed (the other were Calgary Separate and a rural board). The session lasted just over two hours and the questions ranged from ones on accountability & student achievement to school closure, from the provision of services to children with special needs to transportation & infrastructure. All the questions (and answers) will be a matter of public record, when the Hansard comes out. I will provide the link here, when it is available in a couple of weeks, so that you can be informed.

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