POLITICS

Transition underway to school board amalgamation in Newfoundland and Labrador

06/27/2013 06:02 EDT | Updated 08/27/2013 05:12 EDT
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - It's business as usual at least for the summer, for the four existing school boards in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Once September arrives all boards will join to form a new "superboard" based out of St. John's.

A nine-member committee is overseeing the transition and the new CEO of the board will be Darrin Pike of Gander.

Education Minister Clyde Jackman says interviews are continuing for the executive level of the new board, with seven positions available.

Jackman says the transition committee is recommending a delay on board elections this fall, although no final decisions have been made.

He says the four existing boards will continue with their mandate until August 31.

(VOCM)