The Comité de gestion works with school service centres and school boards to implement educational catch-up measures promoting equal opportunity for students in underprivileged areas. To this end, it aims to ensure that all students are treated fairly by providing greater resources to those in greatest need.
The Comité de gestion also offers services maximizing the funds available for educational services.
Taxpayers and students in economically disadvantaged neighbourhoods are at the forefront of its concerns.
- Equity: the Comité de gestion ensures the fair and non-discriminatory distribution of allocations to the most disadvantaged neighbourhoods – and thus the most disadvantaged students.
- Justice: the Comité de gestion protects the interests of school service centres and school boards, students in underprivileged areas, and taxpayers in its property taxation operations.
- Respect: the Comité de gestion demonstrates the greatest respect for its collaborators and the populations it serves by acting transparently and efficiently.
Structure and territory
Le Comité de gestion est un organisme public régi par la Loi sur l’instruction publique. En plus de ses responsabilités en matières de taxation scolaire et de financement, il offre des services de soutien techniques, administratifs et financiers aux trois centres de services scolaires et aux deux commissions scolaires de l’île de Montréal.
Le Comité de gestion est chapeauté par un conseil d’administration composé de personnes désignées par les centres de services scolaires et les commissions scolaires de l’île de Montréal ainsi que par deux personnes désignées par le ministre de l’Éducation.
Le Comité de gestion:
The Comité de gestion is a public body governed by the Education Act. In addition to its responsibilities related to the school tax and financing, it offers technical, administrative, and financial services to the three school service centres and two school boards on the Island of Montreal.
The Comité de gestion is administered by a board of directors composed of representatives appointed by the school service centres and school boards on the Island of Montreal and two members appointed by the Minister of Education.
The Comité de gestion:
- collects the school tax
- fairly distributes the income derived from investing the school tax proceeds for educational catch-up measures in underprivileged areas
- takes out loans to meet cash flow needs
- promotes consensus building on various issues
- reduces operating costs by offering pooled services
- produces useful tools to identify underprivileged areas
Since 1972, the Comité de gestion has worked with the following school service centres and school boards on the Island of Montreal:
- Centre de services scolaire de Montréal
- Centre de services scolaire de la Pointe-de-l’Île
- Centre de services scolaire Marguerite-Bourgeoys
- English-Montréal School Board
- Lester-B.-Pearson School Board
The areas serving French-speaking students include the Island of Montreal and a few nearby islands including Nuns’ Island, Ile Bizard, and Ile Dorval. Areas serving English-speaking students also include municipalities west of the Island of Montreal up to the border with Ontario in what is known as the Harwood sector.