Feb 212015

Ray Venables, President, was accompanied by nine teachers from three schools (St. Patrick’s, Evergreen and SPDS) to the Council of Commissioners’ meeting in New Carlisle. This was possible because these three schools had pedagogical days and the Council meetings are always held during the workday; other schools were not invited because it would disrupt the students’ instruction time and it would be too costly. Ray congratulated the new and returning Commissioners and wished them the best during their mandate.

During question period, Ray focused on the provincial negotiations and explained that the employer’s demands will endanger the quality of education in ESSB since money is being withdrawn for student services. Let’s not forget that the Reform has not improved the dropout rates for boys nor for students with special needs; Quebec ranks #1 in the country and #2 in the world in math; and ESSB’s results have been steadily improving during the last four years. Ray asked the Commissioners two questions: 1) Does ESSB agree with the employer’s offer to reduce services to students? 2) What will ESSB do to ensure the quality education system considering that there could be less money spent in the classroom? Ray invited ESSB, on behalf of ESTA, to join the teachers’ group to avoid a catastrophe but received no firm commitment. The answers were nuanced and teachers were told that discussions were taking place elsewhere behind closed doors.

The Gaspe SPEC was present for the meeting, so make sure to buy your newspaper this week for the full story!

Sep 292013

logoThe Eastern Shores School Boards (ESSB) uses the services of Aux Trois Sources Inc. to offer its employees an Employee Assistance Program (EAP). The Program was setup to provide support for employees going through a difficult period in their lives. Employees of the Eastern Shores School Board may make use of the assistance program for issues not necessarily related to the workplace. This program is free for ESSB employees.

To make use of this service, please call (418) 368-3939 or toll-free at 1-866-369-3939.

La commission scolaire Eastern Shores sert des services de la compagnie Aux Trois Sources inc. pour offrir à ses employés un Programme d’Aide aux Employés (PAE). Le programme a été mis en place pour soutenir les employés qui traversent une période difficile dans leurs vies. Les employés de la Commission scolaire Eastern Shores peuvent profiter du programme d’assistance pour des questions qui ne sont pas nécessairement liées au milieu de travail. Ce programme est gratuit pour les employés de la commission scolaire Eastern Shores.

Pour utiliser ce service, s’il vous plaît appelez (418) 368-3939 ou sans frais au 1-866-369-3939.

Jul 252013

There remains a number of teaching jobs available for the 2013-2014 academic year within the Eastern Shores School Board. These job postings were re-posted with some revisions on July 24, 2013 and can be found online at ESSB’s website here: http://www.essb.qc.ca/employment_postings/July_24_2013.pdf

Good luck to all candidates and please spread the word!

May 162013

The second round of job postings for next year will soon be available on the Eastern Shores School Board’s website here and they should be available in ESSB schools and centres. Meanwhile, you can have a sneak peak here. Please remember the May 24, 2013 deadline and good luck to all prospective candidates.

Mar 062013

The following applications should be submitted to ESSB by the dates indicated below.

APRIL 1st to ESSB:         


 APRIL 15th to your principal:


Within 5 days of job postings to ESSB:


The attached document summarizes many important dates involved in the staffing process.

(DISCLAIMER: all dates listed in the ESSB-ESTA local agreement and the QPAT-CPNCA provincial entente are correct in the event of any contradictions with the summary document. Please verify all dates to avoid any potential problems.)