Con­sul­tant to ex­am­ine school gov­er­nance

The News (New Glasgow) - - ATLANTIC -

HAL­I­FAX — Nova Sco­tia’s ed­u­ca­tion min­is­ter says all op­tions are on the table in a re­view that will ex­am­ine the gov­er­nance of the prov­ince’s schools. Zach Churchill says the re­view has a broad man­date, in­clud­ing look­ing at the struc­ture of the Ed­u­ca­tion Depart­ment and the prov­ince’s eight school boards. Churchill says the $75,000 re­view will be con­ducted by Avis Glaze, who served as On­tario’s ed­u­ca­tion com­mis­sioner and as se­nior ad­viser to that prov­ince’s ed­u­ca­tion min­is­ter.

Glaze says she brings no pre­con­ceived no­tions to the job and plans to hold a num­ber of con­sul­ta­tions over the com­ing weeks be­fore mak­ing rec­om­men­da­tions.

The re­view will look at all ar­eas of ad­min­is­tra­tion and op­er­a­tions and will also look at ways of in­creas­ing ac­count­abil­ity and trans­parency around bud­getary de­ci­sions and the al­lo­ca­tion of re­sources for the school sys­tem. Churchill says the re­view is to be­gin im­me­di­ately and the fi­nal re­port is to be sub­mit­ted by Dec. 31.

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