Laval, Tuesday, May 31, 2022 – The Regroupement des Comités de Parents Autonomes du Québec (RCPAQ) welcomes the announcement by the Minister of Education on the strategy for promoting school staff, in particular the pilot class assistance project.
Indeed, in April 2021, during the Rendez-vous pour la réussite éducative : L’Éducation au-delà de la pandémie, the RCPAQ had recommended the addition of a second person in class, a professional adult as in the 4-year-old kindergartens, in order to better support each student in their educational journey. 84% of parents fully agreed with this proposition.
“It is our children who will be the first beneficiaries of this measure, by allowing teachers to have more time, and students to be accompanied in a more attentive and careful way. We thank the Minister for recognizing our proposal, as do the other partners: a logical proposal, well anchored in the palpable daily life of our children!” says Sylvain Martel, spokesperson for the RCPAQ.
We believe that collaborative work between teaching, professional and support staff is essential to a harmonious and profitable implementation for all. The RCPAQ wishes to participate in the follow-up of this pilot project in order to bring the parental perspective so important to the success of this project and offers its services to the Ministry of Education.
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About the Regroupement des comités de parents autonomes du Québec
Founded with the collaboration of several Parents’ Committees, the RCPAQ speaks for more than 1500 parents, francophones and anglophones, involved in the public school network, in different regions, and represents the families of approximately 200,000 students, or 20% of all students in Quebec.