The Saskatchewan School Boards Association is hoping the provincial government realizes that the method of governance for education in Saskatchewan is the right one and that no changes are needed.
The association says they have numbers showing there is an overwhelming desire to have school boards remain with locally elected officials and to have decision making about education remain near or in the communities affected.
President Shawn Davidson is optimistic the government will listen to the desire for no change because of its rural roots, roots which helped them get elected in 2007 and roots which have kept them in power since that time.
The SSBA will provide an official submission to the panel appointed by Deputy Premier and Minister of Education Don Morgan to review options for education governance. Those options were summarized in December in a report by governance expert Dan Perrins, who included cautions about the potential consequences of amalgamating school divisions and appointing boards instead of electing them.