Real action to make our classrooms stronger


Our legislation will allow government to take real action to address classroom conditions. We will establish a council to improve classroom conditions within 14 days of the bill being passed.

The council will have $20 million over two years to address issues in the classroom and will provide a report by April 30, 2017. The Council will report on several priority areas:

  • Data collection
  • Assessment and evaluation
  • Attendance policies
  • Timing of administrative days relative to report card preparation
  • Technology and work processes, including PowerSchool and TIENET

The Council will be made up of:

  • 3 teachers from elementary school
  • 3 teachers from middle school
  • 3 teachers from high school
  • 3 government-appointed representatives
  • 1 co-chair appointed by the Nova Scotia Teachers’ Union
  • 1 co-chair appointed by government