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  • The CSF announces the appointment of joint Director of Education and Director of Administration at Conseil des écoles fransaskoises

Regina, July 11, 2016 -- The Conseil scolaire fransaskois (CSF) held today its last meeting in regards to the 2015-2016 school year.

After a year full of consultations and multiple assessments, the Board Chair was keen to make an official announcement regarding changes to the senior management body at Conseil des écoles fransaskoises (CÉF).

Following the departure of interim Director of Education, Donald Michaud, the Board made an open call for applications to fill the position with the help of Conroy Ross Optimum Talent. The Board relied on the expertise of the renowned headhunting firm to conduct a thorough analysis of the applications that were received from across Canada.

The Board made an informed choice by appointing Mr. Bernard Roy as Director of Education. The decision was based on interviews as well as test results evaluated by Conroy Ross Optimum Talent.

Aware of the controversy surrounding this appointment and sensitive to public’s reaction, the Board decided to revise its senior management structure by creating a joint management structure at the Conseil des écoles fransaskoises. Thus Mr. Roy, as joint Director of Education, will oversee all aspects of educational programs, services and activities where as Mr. Ronald Ajavon, as joint Director of the Administration, will oversee all operational and administrative functions.

“The choice of Mr. Roy was based on his recognized expertise throughout his career in education, the strengths of his achievements and contributions, the quality of his interview as well as his test results throughout the selection process conducted by Conroy-Ross-Optimum Talent. The choice of Mr. Ronald Ajavon was determined on the grounds of his extensive knowledge of the CÉF’s administrative operations, his rigor, and his seniority at the CÉF”, stated CSF’s Board Chair, Mr. Berry Alpha.

Finally, the Board Chair made a special point of mentioning that the CSF is in the final stage of development (production) of a communication plan that will build on the strengths of community relations.

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A first-language school today, a bilingual Francophone for life! - The Conseil des écoles fransaskoises (CÉF) is home to 1,800 preschool to Grade 12 students in 14 elementary and secondary schools across the province. Financed by the Ministry of Education, it is the only French as a first language school board in Saskatchewan.

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