A bizarre ruling by senior staff of the Near North District School Board will restrict the information to parents and the media about what is going on with the board.

The media has always had access to the trustees to discuss what is going on and what decisions were being made and how they felt about it.

But no more.

Senior staff has decided to restrict the flow of information from the board through it’s elected members.

Any interview requests or comments by trustees including the Chairman of the board will have to go through the boards communications head and be vetted.

The intent is obviously to control the flow of information making it’s way to parents and is unheard of in this day and age.