Monthly Archives: December 2006

“The truth is rarely pure and never simple.” – Oscar Wilde

As we move into the holiday season, a final post regarding some of the misleading information that has started to be transmitted around the community from a variety of bureacratic sources: SIZE OF SCHOOL I have had several HRSB staff … Continue reading

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(ex)-School Board In the News…

School board firing draws applause, acceptance, some anger — Herald Click here for full article N.S. minister fires bickering board – CP Click for article Province disbands battling school board — Daily News Click here to read the full article … Continue reading

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Minister Moves to Take Control of Halifax Regional School Board

December 19, 2006 14:17 Minister of Education Karen Casey has acted to restore stability to the Halifax Regional School Board today, Dec. 19, after its elected members failed to comply with the performance standards set out by the minister earlier … Continue reading

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Dollars and Sense : the cost-effectiveness of small schools

Below is the summary of a report called “Dollars and Sense : the cost-effectiveness of small schools“, published in 2002 by KnowledgeWorks Foundation: Even though people may appreciate the benefits of small schools, too many think that the cost of such schools is prohibitive. To … Continue reading

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Daily News Poll Results

If you were the education minister, what would you do with the bickering Halifax Regional School Board? (December 14, 2006) * Let them work out their own problems (3 %) * Make them attend group counselling (4 %) * Throw … Continue reading

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Scolded school board getting message: chair — CBC

The chairman of a Nova Scotia school board that has been scolded for its constant squabbling says he believes the group will clean up its act. Click here for CBC article

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Bickering school board rapped – Daily News

Education minister delivers warning No. 2 Metro’s dysfunctional school board has been warned yet again by the province. For the second time this year, the Education Department rapped the knuckles of the Halifax Regional School Board, telling them their bickering … Continue reading

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Board will be asked to ban out-of-town kids from south-end schools — Herald

Halifax regional school board members have already made up their minds about a proposed south-end elementary school and are now resorting to threats because many parents oppose it, a Halifax parent said Wednesday evening. Timberlea-Prospect member Deborah Brunt gave notice … Continue reading

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Minister tells school board to simmer down – Herald

It took a second threat from the province’s education minister to get members of the Halifax regional school board to sit down and air their beefs with each other Wednesday evening. Education Minister Karen Casey said earlier in the day … Continue reading

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Squabbling School Board Faces Dissolution – CBC

Nova Scotia’s education minister is threatening to take control of the largest school board in the province. Karen Casey said she has been getting a lot of complaints about the Halifax Regional School Board from parents and the public. “These … Continue reading

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