The Flin Flon School Board passed three bylaws on final reading at their meeting Tuesday. The bylaws regulate the proceedings of the Board of Trustees of Flin Flon School Division and their committees, provide for the payment of indemnities and expenses to the Chairperson of the Board and to each Trustee for services rendered to the Board and define the role of Trustees on Board Standing Committees.
The Board received a report from the Canadian School Boards Association on the importance of locally elected School Boards. The Association states local education governance requires regular focused attention by trustees close to the community adding School Boards accountable to their local constituents ensure that decisions reflect the needs and priorities of their community. They note in areas where School Boards have been eliminated communities, media and education partners have felt the loss of transparency in public education and they urge Canadians to contact their MLA to express support for locally elected trustees and school boards.
And Superintendent Constance McLeese thanked all community members who helped with the Budget survey.