Earlier this month, Education Minister François Blais said he will abolish school board elections.
The decision to axe the electoral system hits English school boards especially hard, because of their status as a minority in the province.
QESBA representatives met with Blais following that announcement and said the meeting was "very difficult."
"We have held lengthy discussions with our members, and the answer is simple: we will never give up our elections or our minority rights," said association president David D'Aoust.
"Abolishing our elected system has absolutely no benefit to the classroom or our community," D'Aoust said.
QESBA said it will be represented by Michael Bergman, a lawyer specializing in the constitutional rights of minority groups.