Flin Flon School Trustee Murray Skeavington spoke to the Flin Flon and District Chamber of Commerce yesterday asking for their support. He says the Board welcomes the review of public education in the province but not the possible amalgamation of the 37 School Boards across the province and appointed rather than locally elected School Boards. He said there could be amalgamation of northern Boards based in Thompson or a provincial board in Winnipeg. He explained School Boards ensure programs meet the needs of their students and their parents and that happens locally and other amalgamation programs have resulted in no cost savings. He asked Chamber members to consider the importance of your children’s education as every Trustee in this Division lives and works here and care about our community and are committed to providing Flin Flon with the best education they can. He asked the Chamber to write a letter of support for locally elected School Boards and work together to keep public education public. The Chamber referred the request to their upcoming executive meeting.