The English Montreal School Board says it might lose three schools to French counterpart

The English Montreal School Board says it's shocked and disappointed over the potential loss of three schools.

The EMSB is concerned about a possible decision by Quebec Education Minister Jean-Francois Roberge to "accelerate the transfer" of three east end youth sector schools to the Commission scolaire de la Pointe-de-l'île, which desparetely needs space.

Chairperson Angela Mancini says a letter she's received from the minister says the schools he wants to transfer to the C-S-P-I for the 2019-2020 academic year are Gerald McShane Elementary in Montreal North, General Vanier Elementary and John Paul I Junior High School in St. Léonard.

The EMSB has until June 10th to provide feedback and is holding a special meeting on the issue next Monday night. 

Mancini adds she plans to meet with the media on Friday.

The minister rejected a plan to transfer more than 100 special needs students from the Galileo adult center to help ease the overcrowding.