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FAQ: Teachers

Why are you making this change to allow teachers to move?

  • The intent of these changes will be to provide teachers with more flexibility in where they choose to work while respecting seniority rights.
  • We want to create more choice and opportunities for teachers in Nova Scotia.

If teachers can choose wherever they want to teach, how do we ensure enough teachers choose our rural communities?

  • We want to create more choice and opportunities for teachers, while respecting seniority and supporting teacher recruitment and retention for all schools.
  • We are committed to working with our partners on this.

How will this work?

  • We are committed to working with our partners to make this happen.
  • These are complex issues and we are still working through the details so that we best meet the needs of educators and students. We want to work with teachers and the NSTU on this.

Could teachers be forced to move out of their communities to schools in other parts of the province?

  • No. We are working to create a unified system that supports more choice and flexibility for teachers and principals – not less.

Will these changes lead to teachers being “bumped out of their position”?

  • The intent of these changes is to provide teachers with more flexibility in where they choose to work while respecting seniority rights.
  • We want to create more choice and opportunities for teachers in this province, not less.

Will there be any impact on teachers’ medical and other benefits?

  • No. There will be no impact to teachers’ benefit coverage.

This information is available in its most up-to-date version at https://www.ednet.ns.ca/adminreview/faq