Monday, November 29, 2010

Reprimand District 2 Superintendent Karen Branscombe as Called for in the Education Act

Karen BranscombeWe're calling upon the Minister of Education, Jody Carr, to reprimand District 2 Superintendent, Karen Branscombe, for her failure to protect the children in her charge by allowing 60 students to be transported to an extra-curricular activity on a chartered bus with bald tires in winter.

The call for a reprimand is one of the 24 recommendations from the Coroners Inquest into the death of our sons that was actually implemented:

A process should be put in place so that persons employed by the Department of Education who fail to fulfil their duties as outlined in the guidelines, policies and regulations of the department are reprimanded. The reprimand should be recognized and serve as a reminder to other staff that they must do their job or be confronted with a reprimand or dismissal, if need be - Recommendation from the Bathurst Coroners Inquest, May 2009