Towards Excellence: Final Report on the Structure and Governance of the PEI Educational System
In June of 1993, Albert Fogarty presented the Final Report on the Structure and Governance of the PEI Educational System to then-Premier Catherine Callbeck. Fogarty had been appointed by the Premier in February of that year to engage in a wide-ranging review of the structure of Prince Edward Island's education system, with Terms of Reference that called for him to:
- identify and examine all aspects of the structure and governance issue, including but not limited to the existing departmental and regional units;
- carry out research and data collection as required;
- consult as necessary with the various professional, community, and voluntary organizations involved in the school system;
- develop options which are educationally sound and administratively efficient; and
- recommend the most appropriate structural and administrative model to Executive Council.
The Final Report contained XX recommendations, on topics ranging from the establishment of a proposed Education Services Commission to the role of the school boards to the most effective use of school infrastructure. Some of these were acted on, others were not.
Fogarty's report remains an important investigation of how we manage public education in the province.