A few themes emerge in this response: 

  • The absolute need to maintain school boards as one of the essential institutions of the Englishspeaking community of Québec, 
  • The need to make school boards as effective as possible, 
  • The need for the Ministry to develop clear expectations for school boards, but with built-in flexibility for boards to deal with local issues, 
  • The need for more effective communication of responsibilities, regulations, and achievements to the general public, by Ministry and school boards.