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The provincial education minister has asked school boards across Nova Scotia to halt all school reviews for 2013-14 – and delay any school closings approved for 2012-13.
A release from Ramona Jennex states the boards have been asked to suspend the review process because a new process is being developed.
“We are hearing from parents and families that recent changes to the school-review process didn’t go far enough, so we need to develop a more collaborative process,” states Jennex in the release.
Jennex goes on to say the review process is in need of a “major overhaul,” and boards, communities and other stakeholders will be invited to help develop a new process.
A discussion paper will be ready this fall and the new process is expected to be in place by next spring.