No decree for school networks this term
Flemish education minister Pascal Smet's proposal to link secondary schools into large networks will not be legislated through decree before the elections in May
Reform will be carried out through a master plan instead
Smet’s ambition is to replace the fragmented education landscape by networks of schools with about 6,000 students in each network, teachers that are no longer appointed at one school and more professional management. Schools would be encouraged by, among others, financial incentives.
Instead of through a decree, the reforms will be carried out in phases through a master plan, at the request of the education sector, “because there are still important discussions going on,” confirmed Smet.