Due to the “dysfunctional climate”, the Montreal educational services center is placed under the supervision of the provincial government.

MONTREAL – Citing “significant gaps in governance” and “a dysfunctional climate”, the Montreal Educational and Educational Services Center (CSSDM) was placed under the supervision of the Government of Quebec, with immediate effect.

In a statement from the Education Ministry released on Wednesday, the government said the decision would be effective for a period of six months, which “could be extended for an equivalent period if the situation warrants it.”

The CSSDM will notably be under the authority of Jean-François Lachance, who has been appointed by the government to “take urgent administrative decisions, support the general management … (and) ensure the smooth running of the process aimed at filling the positions. parent members of the CSSDM board of directors.

“In the medium term, this placement under supervision will make it possible to put in place the conditions conducive to the establishment of good governance,” said the Ministry of Education in its press release.

In January, an audit of the CSSDM administration was launched following allegations of ethical breaches within its board of directors. The audit found numerous breaches and a “dysfunctional climate between the administration and the board of directors and deficiencies in terms of governance and administrative management”.

Janice G. Ball