Category: Amalgamation

Amalgamation Doesn’t Work – New Study

Amalgamation Doesn’t Work – New Study

A new study just released  by the Fraser Institute reports that there is no evidence to show that amalgamation of local government can produce greater cost savings than  the voluntary sharing of services (https://goo.gl/VgG5fJ). Although the study focused on the municipalities of Greater Victoria BC, I believe its conclusions can also be applied to Boards of Education/School … Continue reading Amalgamation Doesn’t Work – New Study

A New Year’s Resolution for School Trustees?

A New Year’s Resolution for School Trustees?

The December 30 National Post article below holds two key messages to which Boards of Education/School Boards should pay attention. The positive message is that local education governance is better than centralised control. The negative and more worrisome message is the continually recurring question about the relevance of school boards in general. The article takes some … Continue reading A New Year’s Resolution for School Trustees?