Monthly Archives: December 2006

About Section Updated

The handout entitled THE SCHOOL BOARD, PUBLIC CONSULTATION & THE BIG BOX ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – A PRIMER – DEC 11/06 has been posted on the About page of the site. Information about this website has been moved to another page. … Continue reading

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Chronicle Herald Poll Results

“Almost every member of the Halifax regional school board has signed up for a retreat designed to help them get along with each other. What’s your prediction, will it work or not?” Total Votes Received: 2880 Yes 273 (9%) No … Continue reading

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Daily News Readers Poll

Amidst allegations of racism, what should be done about the Halifax Regional School Board? (December 8, 2006)  – Immediate intervention (23%)  – Disbandment (50%)  – Nothing (7%)  – Bring back the strap (20%) Click here to view this and other … Continue reading

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Slow to Learn — the Herald

The reality show known as the Halifax regional school board has developed a new dysfunctional plot twist, just in time for the holiday season.   The same group that earlier this year bitterly bickered over seating at meetings, to the … Continue reading

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New Authors

I am pleased to let our gentle readers know that two new people will be contributing to the weekly updates of the website. Sue D was the author of our excellent small schools section, and she will be publishing summaries … Continue reading

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School board member calls for immediate mediation – the Herald

“The province’s largest school board needs outside help right away to help it get over sometimes explosive personal conflicts that threaten to derail its business again, one member said Thursday. Kim Berkers, who represents Halifax North End-Downtown, said that Halifax … Continue reading

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Accusations of racism fly in school board shouting match – the Herald

“Could race be at the root of the Halifax regional school board’s problems? Before Wednesday night’s meeting, about a half-dozen members were involved in a shouting match in the board members’ lounge, which is off the hallway just outside the … Continue reading

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The Case for Small Schools

Big box schools were once seen as the wave of the future, but the results have been less than successful. In this the first in a series of resource sections we are developing, parent Sue D has compiled a great … Continue reading

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Minister Pleased Board Will Study Need for New School

“December 1, 2006 15:14 Halifax Regional School Board’s move to have further discussion on the future of a new school for the south end of Halifax is encouraging, Education Minister Karen Casey said today, Dec. 1. The school board, on … Continue reading

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