207.1. The mission of a school service centre is to establish educational institutions in its territory, to support those institutions and to accompany them by procuring access to the goods and services and offering the optimal conditions enabling them to provide students with quality educational services and see to their educational success, so that the population may attain a higher level of knowledge, social development and qualification.
To that end, while showing due regard for the principle of subsidiarity, the school service centre organizes the educational services offered in its institutions and ensures their quality as well as the effective, efficient, fair and environmentally responsible management of its human, physical and financial resources.
The school service centre also sees to the promotion and enhancement of public education in its territory, in collaboration with its educational institutions and the parents’ committee, and contributes, to the extent provided for by law, to its region’s social, economic and cultural development.
For the purposes of the second paragraph, “principle of subsidiarity” means the principle whereby powers and responsibilities must be delegated to the appropriate level of authority so that decision-making centres are adequately distributed and brought as close as possible to the students.
2008, c. 29, s. 23; 2016, c. 26, s. 361; 2020, c. 1, s. 961.