On Wednesday, Education Minister Clyde Jackman announced a committee that will work to transition the boards to a single entity by the beginning of the next school year.
The committee will include the deputy minister of education, representatives from each of the current four boards, and Lorne Wheeler, a former president of the provincial teachers' association.
Jackman conceded that four months doesn't leave the transition team with much time to do the necessary work by Sept. 1.
The committee will act as the board of trustees until an election is held.
Liberal Opposition Leader Dwight Ball says not having a permanent board in place will have an effect on the classroom and on teachers.
NDP education critic Dale Kirby says the consolidation plan is a step backwards for the province's education system.