With these changes, will decisions be made centrally at the department? How will parents, teachers and principals have a voice in decisions?

Parents and Students

These changes will empower parents, teachers and principals by giving them a greater voice about priorities for their schools.

  • Parents will have a stronger voice through School Advisory Councils that will be supported to advance local priorities for their communities.
  • For principals, these changes will mean greater autonomy and independence to be the instructional leaders our education system needs.
  • Teachers will be able to select textbooks and learning materials to best support their students’ needs, and they will have more influence on the development of curriculum, and more support in the classroom for them and their students from teaching specialists.
  • Regional offices will remain in place and will continue to make local decisions as they do now (e.g. bussing, snow day cancellations).