NSSBA sets advocacy priorities for 2010/11

DARTMOUTH, NS, June 11 /CNW/ - The membership of the Nova Scotia School Boards Association (NSSBA) recently identified the top priorities for the NSSBA's advocacy efforts for the 2010/11 year. The three priorities, in order of priority, are:

    1. That the province of Nova Scotia mandate a process to ensure improved
       cooperation among agencies and departments that provide services to
       children and youth
    2. That the NSSBA request the minister of education to conduct an
       independent review of how school board funding is currently
       distributed to school boards
    3. That the NSSBA request that the Department of Education provide
       additional funding for students with special needs

Vic Fleury, the association's new president, said "Our board of directors and executive welcome the opportunity to work with the minister of education and her staff, and all our education partners, to move forward on these priorities in the months ahead."

The priorities were set at the association's 56th annual general meeting and conference, hosted by the Conseil scolaire acadien provincial, May 28-29, 2010 at the Annapolis Basin Conference Centre in Cornwallis, NS. The resolutions package consisted of 18 resolutions submitted by the boards, of which 16 were passed at the meeting. Voting delegates were asked to rank their top five choices, and from these the top three priorities for the association were identified.

The NSSBA is the provincial voice for school boards.


For further information: For further information: Sharon Findlay-MacPhee, communications manager, NSSBA, (902)491-2856 (O), (902)221-6881 (C); Vic Fleury, president, NSSBA, (902)491-2854 (O), (902)765-8665 (H)

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