Monthly Archives: November 2006

Motion that will be presented at HRSB on Wednesday

Whereas a new elementary school to replace Inglis Street Elementary School, LeMarchant St Thomas and St Mary’s School was approved in 2003 by the previous elected board; and Whereas the decision to close these three schools was reached without community … Continue reading

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Minister of Education speaks on CBC regarding schools

Juggling priorities – Karen Casey interviewed on CBC: Education minister Karen Casey explains how the province plans to deal with the problem of aging schools. (runs 7:22)

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Letter to HRSB

With respect to the Halifax Regional School Board, Please support Lynn MacGregor and her motion to freeze the constuction of the proposed South End Elementary at this week’s School Board meeting. In June 2003, at the request of the Halifax … Continue reading

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Link fixed…

The link to the History of the HRSB Capital Project Submission document has been fixed. Also, the link has been added to the sidebar.

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Think-tank gets access to grades, attendance rates in compromise

The Chronicle Herald writes: “The acting president of the Atlantic Institute of Market Studies said Tuesday that a deal to get less than half the information it originally requested from the Halifax regional school board was disappointing but the best … Continue reading

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A History of the Capital Project Submission

We have another background paper, this time on the history of HRSB’s Capital Project submission to the provincial Department of Education. “The School Review Committee was composed of representatives from School Advisory Committees, and a number of student representatives. ‘The … Continue reading

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A History of the School Closure & Consolidation Proposal

Aubrey Fricker has prepared this overview of the process that lead to the current plan to close three schools in Citadel and consolidate them into one: “The significance of adding the words “or schools” to the paragraph 5.0 above is … Continue reading

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Council rejects proposal to let school boards levy taxes

In the Herald today: “Regional councillors rejected a recommendation Tuesday that would have seen taxation powers put in the hands of Nova Scotia school boards for extra program funding. Council threw out a recommendation from a committee of regional councillors, … Continue reading

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UNWA’s George Kovacs presentation to HRSB

George Kovacs made a presentation about the disconnect between HRSB and HRM planning processes: “It is absolutely amazing to think that two regional government groups representing the same geographic area could produce separate high stakes planning documents without communication. The … Continue reading

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HRM’s response to Dept of Education School Closure Review

HRM Regional Planning & Community Development wrote: “Schools located in Growth Centres identified in a municipal Regional Municipal Planning Strategy should not be considered for closure, except where the Board demonstrates that another school in the same Growth Centre already … Continue reading

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