Changes are now coming into force following the passage of a bill in the legislature that eliminated elected English Language School Boards in the province.
The Strait Regional School Board is being officially renamed the Strait Regional Centre for Education. Ford Rice, who was the board’s Superintendent of Schools becomes the Regional Executive Director of Education.
A similar change is happening at the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board. It will now be known as the Chignecto-Central Regional Centre for Education. The Superintendent Gary Adams will also become the Regional Executive Director of Education.
The name changes officially came into effect yesterday.
People through Central Nova Scotia have been wondering about the mystery doors that popped up. On Wednesday, the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board announced it placed the doors throughout the region as part of the lead-up to “Stand Up. Speak Out.”, an annual event to address bullying.
Doors appeared in Elmsdale, Amherst, New Glasgow and in the Truro area. School board superintendent Gary Adams says the doors are symbolic of an open door, open mind mentality and represent the five pillars of social justice: race, class, gender, sexual orientation and abilities.
Stand Up. Speak Out. will be hosted by Cobequid Educational Centre in Truro on Sept. 14. Full details about the event, including speakers and special guests, will be released early in September.
It was decided at the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board meeting last night to make Pictou Elementary School a P-8 school, and to move grades 9-12 students to Dr. Thomas McCulloch. This decision means the governing board voted for the closure of Pictou Academy.
It was also decided to rename the Dr. Thomas McCulloch school “Pictou Academy”, in accordance with legislation. A release says that a transition process to suport the schooling communities will begin in the coming weeks.
This change will come into effect for the 2017-18 school year.