KCSC Press Release: KCSC Hold Special Meeting

KCSC Press Release: KCSC Hold Special Meeting

KCSC Press Release: KCSC Hold Special Meeting

Kahnawà:ke Combined Schools Committee
PO Box 1000
Kahnawà:ke, QC J0L 1B0
Tel: 450-632-8770    Fax: 450-632-8042
www.kecedu.ca

PRESS  RELEASE (PDF)

Kahnawà:ke Combined Schools Committee (KCSC) (Kahnawà:ke, Quebec – 19 Ohiarí:ha/June 2019) - The Kahnawà:ke Combined Schools Committee (KCSC) held a special meeting last night Tuesday, June 18th to discuss the letter delivered to the KEC yesterday demanding immediate termination of Director of Education Robin Delaronde, and Assistant Director of Education Earlyn Sharpe. Also in attendance was Dan Goldstein, legal counsel for the KEC.

The KCSC would like to first acknowledge and say niawenhkó:wa to the parents, students, staff and community for the letter received at the KEC.  The KCSC has read the letter carefully and deliberated the issues at hand and took into consideration legal opinion as well.

At the conclusion of Tuesday evening’s meeting, it was agreed that the letter is deemed as invalid due to the following: 

    According to existing KCSC governance documents and KEC policies and procedures, only the KCSC has the legal authority to terminate the employment of the Director of Education. The KCSC also can terminate Associate Director under special considerations.  

In the meantime, while the KCSC conducts a thorough review of the issues at hand, Delaronde and Sharpe continue to be employed by the KEC. 

As a volunteer board, the KCSC will be exercising due diligence by taking into consideration all options and actively engaging on finding solutions to address the issues at hand to the best of their collective abilities.  

The KCSC will continue to keep the parents, KEC staff and the community apprised of the issues at hand.

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As always, the KCSC welcomes questions, comments or concerns. 

For more information, contact:
Kaylea Curotte, Chairperson
Kahnawà:ke Combined Schools Committee
Kayleacurotte@gmail.com
Tel. 450-632-8770