Deadline to help French board arrives for EMSB

It is deadline day for the English Montreal School Board.

Education Minister Jean Francois Roberge gave June 10 as a cut-off date for the EMSB and the Pointe-de-l'île school board to work out a solution to help with the French boards overcrowding issue. The Minister wants a solution that can be implemented before the next school year.

At a meeting last week, the EMSB told concerned parents that negotiations with the Pointe-de-l'île school board were not going well. The French board was not interested in the options the EMSB was presenting.

The Education Minister would not comment on the situation, instead waiting until the deadline has passed.

Previously, Roberge warned that if no solution could be found by June 10 he would have to take action, which could involve the forced transfer of General Vanier Elementary, Gerald McShane Elementary and John Paul Junior High School from the EMSB to the Pointe-de-l'île.