Category Archives: News

WE’VE BEEN TOLD….

…and we couldn’t be happier! After three months of toiling in dog-day obscurity the Saint Mary’s Study Committee finally got what it wanted: a bunch of open ears and minds into which to pour the results of its school closure … Continue reading

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David Bentley on the School Board

David’s article in the Herald, reprinted with permission. “I wonder what skeletons you’ve got in your closet?” When somebody asks you a question like that it’s a pretty sure sign you’ve taken leave of your senses and announced you’re a … Continue reading

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Saint Mary’s Closure Review: Public Meeting

For those of you who don’t know or might benefit from a reminder, Saint Mary’s Elementary was put up for review last spring. This means that the Board decided it wanted to close Saint Mary’s, notified the school community of … Continue reading

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Education minister extends deadline for input on school boards | the Herald

It’s a start.  The Minister has extended the opportunity for input, but unfortunately, not far enough that school communities will be back in session and able to communicate and respond.  Herald article follows: Education minister extends deadline for input on … Continue reading

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Time Is Running Out!

I hope you are all having a good summer.  Soon, it is back to school time, which means, back to fighting for quality education for our communities and our children. There is a great deal of concern about the lack … Continue reading

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Update #6: WE WORK!

“There aren’t many institutions that work in this life.” These were the words of a fellow SAC member as we spoke about Saint Mary’s. If not our rallying cry that statement is certainly at the heart of our desire to save … Continue reading

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$1B for education falls short: Boards | Metro News

Public students shortchanged, president says By LINDSAY JONES April 30, 2008 12:25 Yesterday’s budget short-changed students in the public system, the Nova Scotia School Boards Association says. The announcement of a 4.9 per cent increase in the total amount spent … Continue reading

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Three schools on board’s final hit list | The Herald.

By SHERRI BORDEN COLLEY Staff Reporter Wed. Apr 23 – 8:50 PM The Halifax regional school board recommended Wednesday night that three schools be listed for immediate review for closure. Howard Windsor, the one-man board, named Saint Mary’s School on … Continue reading

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Board giving public more time to Imagine our Schools | The Herald

By KRISTEN LIPSCOMBE Education Reporter Wed. Apr 2 – 5:40 AM Halifax regional school board is shuffling around some meetings to allow for more public input on the Imagine Our Schools report. Howard Windsor, the man at the board’s helm, … Continue reading

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More Info On Save Cornwallis JHS

From the Save Cornwallis committee: Closing Cornwallis would be a travesty and would impact not only our kids education but the overall structure of the neighbourhood. From real estate values to the desire to remain in penninsula Halifax, the impact … Continue reading

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