It's not everyday you get a special guest. Sean Monteith at the Keewatin-Patricia District School Board says the premier dropped in to talk about lower student achievement scores.

"That narrative has not changed, but the gaps are closing and we're on the right path," he said. "I don't want to see us go back in time, or change trajectory, because we're on the right track."

The premier was meeting was in the district to meet with mayors and councillors last week. Kathleen Wynne is also campaigning for the June election.

The director of education also acknowledged the silos created by bureaucrats can also get in the way of wrap-around services being created for children at risk. 

"Ministry silos do not lend themselves well to putting the needs of children first. So, there's a need to eradicate those barriers," Monteith added.

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