Wednesday, March 25, 2009

A different ARC story

This one caught my attention today-- an accommodation review committee process where the committee and staff members' recommendations appear to be consistent. The director of education presented the recommendations to trustees Tuesday -- trustees had not attended ARC meetings so they wouldn't appear 'tainted' by the process. The recommendations seem to address a need to improve school facilities and deal with declining enrolment, which is a much more significant issue in Northern Ontario than it is in other parts of the province.
If only other boards and ARCs could learn from this group, who appear to have understood how the review committee process and school board goals can be complementary.