South Shore Protestant Regional School Board
The South Shore Protestant Regional School Board (SSPRSB) was a Protestant Christian school district in Greater Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It served the South Shore region, and it was headquartered in Saint-Lambert.
The district operated elementary and secondary schools that served students from the St. Lawrence School Board and the South Centre School Board areas. The Richelieu Valley School Board operated its own elementary schools, but secondary students from that board attended South Shore. In 1967 the board of education of the school district had nine members.
One of the Working papers on English language institutions in Quebec of 1982, by Alliance Québec, stated that the district was one of the first in North America to create a language immersion program targeting Anglophone students.
The school board was formed in 1965. It went into effect on July 1, 1967. The district had 23 schools when it opened on September 5 of that year, and at that time it had over 450 teaching employees and over 9,000 students.
As of 1965 the municipalities within the school board were: Beloeil, Boucherville, Brossard, Candiac, Chambly, Douville, Fort Chambly, Greenfield Park, Iberville, Jacques Cartier, L'Acadie, Lacolle, Lafleche, Laprairie, La Providence, Lemoyne, Longueuil, Marieville, McMasterville, Mont St. Hilaire, Notre Dame, Notre Dame de Bon Secours, Notre Dame du Mont Carmel, Otterburn Park, Preville, Richelieu, Rougemont, Ste. Angele de Monnoir, Ste. Anne de Sabrevois, St. Basile le Grand, St. Blaise, St. Bruno de Montarville, St. Cyprien of Chaudière-Appalaches (including Napierville V.), Ste. Famille de Boucherville, St. Hilaire, St. Hubert, St. Hyacinthe, St. Johns, St. Jean Baptiste, St. Jean l'Evangeliste, St. Joseph, St. Joseph de Chambly, Ste. Julie, St. Lambert, St. Luc, St. Marc, Ste. Marie de Monnoir, St. Mathieu de Beloeil, St. Michel de Rougemont, St. Patrice de Sherrington, St. Paul de l'ile aux Noix, and St. Valentin. It also served a portion of St. Bernard de Lacolle.
When it opened in 1967, the district served schooling in all grade levels in the school boards of Chambly-Richelieu, Greenfield Park, Lacolle, Longueuil, Pinehurst-East Greenfield, Rougemont, St. Hubert, St. Hyacinthe, St. Johns, and St. Lambert. In the St. Hilaire and Richelieu Valley school boards the district served grades 7 through 12. In the Candiac school board it only served grades 8 through 12.
- Centennial Regional High School (Greenfield Park)
- It opened in 1972; it was designed to be the regional high school for the entire school board
- Harold Napper Elementary School (Brossard)
- St. Lambert Bilingual School - St. Lambert
- In the early 1960s the school board did an experimental program on students in the school by putting Anglophone children in classrooms where only French was used.
- William White School (Longueuil)
- Riverside School Board (the current English school board)
- "GAZETTE OFFICIELLE DU QUÉBEC. 14 julliet 1979. Il le année. n° 28" (Archive). p. 7030 (PDF p. 88/172). "South Shore Protestant Regional School Board 6. boulevard Desaulniers St-Lambert (Que.) J4P 1 L3"
- Wimhurst, David. "Candidate asks court for voter list." The Montreal Gazette. Thursday November 7, 1985. p. H-6. Retrieved from Google News on November 22, 2014.
- "South Shore Protestant Regional School Board." The News and Eastern Townships Advocate (St. Johns, PQ). Thursday February 15, 1968. Volume 121, No. 14. p. 1. Retrieved from Google News on November 23, 2014.
- Schachter, Susan, Alliance Québec. Working papers on English language institutions in Quebec. Alliance Québec, 1982. p. 126 (Section: '"Immersion": The South Shore Protestant Regional School Board').
- MacLeod, Roderick and Mary Anne Poutanen. A Meeting of the People: School Boards and Protestant Communities in Quebec, 1801-1998 (Volume 15 of Studies on the History of Quebec/Études d'histoire du Quebec Series). McGill-Queen's Press (MQUP), 2004. ISBN 0773527427, 9780773527423. p. 333.
- MacLeod, Roderick and Mary Anne Poutanen. A Meeting of the People: School Boards and Protestant Communities in Quebec, 1801-1998 (Volume 15 of Studies on the History of Quebec/Études d'histoire du Quebec Series). McGill-Queen's Press (MQUP), 2004. ISBN 0773527427, 9780773527423. p. 3.
- King, M.J. (Chairperson of the board). "South Shore Protestant Regional School Board" (St. Johns, PQ). The News and Eastern Townships Advocate. Volume 119, No. 5. Thursday December 16, 1965. p. 2. Retrieved from Google News on November 23, 2014.
- "Volet Jeunesse" (Archive). Carrefour jeunesse-emploi Côte-des-Neiges (CJE CDN). p. 137/165. "du South Shore Regional Protestant School Board - Centennial Regional High School,"
- Semenak, Susan. "Happy honors grad left prom early to rest up for ill-fated flight to India." The Montreal Gazette. Wednesday June 26, 1985. p. A1. Retrieved on Google News (p. 1/111) on October 22, 2014.
- Tucker, Richard G. "St. Lambert Immersion Study." In: Gonzalez, Josue M. (editor). Encyclopedia of Bilingual Education (Gale Virtual Reference Library). SAGE Publications, June 5, 2008. ISBN 1452265968, 9781452265964. p. 804 (Google Books PT850).