Manitoba school board under review, province appoints oversight panel

The Canadian Press   The Manitoba government has appointed a panel to oversee a school board that has been shaken by controversy and seen board trustees quit. The three-member oversight panel is to ensure that the Mountain View School Division in western Manitoba concentrates its efforts on student learning, with an eye on diversity, inclusion and reconciliation, Education Minister Nello Altomare said Wednesday. “The oversight panel is going to help with agenda items to ensure that they’re focused on, essentially, student learning and well-being. Agenda items need to be focused on that,” Altomare said. The province ordered a governance review of the board in April after one trustee, Paul Coffey, delivered a wide-ranging presentation in which he said residential schools started as a good thing. He also questioned the extent…

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