Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Merging School Boards

So the Ottawa District School Board, in the throes of a major funding crisis is to vote on whether to try to merge with the Catholic board.

You can dress it up as a human rights issue, or pretend you're going to find efficiencies, but has anyone else noticed that it's never the well-run school boards with balanced budgets and good quality schools that want to merge with their counterparts?

Much like city amalgamation, you can bet that the Catholic board's robust finances and carefully managed budget would just disappear overnight.