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More in­for­ma­tion on ed­u­ca­tion sys­tem changes can be found at http://www.no­vas­co­tia.ca/ ed­u­ca­tion­sys­tem.

sional de­vel­op­ment and reg­u­lar op­por­tu­ni­ties to meet with govern­ment and dis­cuss terms. Any wage in­creases pro­vided to teach­ers will be ex­tended to ad­min­is­tra­tors as well.

There will con­tinue to be an af­fil­i­a­tion with the NSTU — at least for now — that will al­low prin­ci­pals and vice-prin­ci­pals to opt to go back to the class­room if they choose. How­ever, this af­fil­i­a­tion is not for life — the ad­min­is­tra­tors’ group will have the power to de­cide to end its af­fil­i­a­tion with the NSTU. A vote will be held in Fe­bru­ary 2019 and, if the as­so­ci­a­tion with the NSTU de­cides to end its af­fil­i­a­tion with the NSTU, it will hap­pen the fol­low­ing Au­gust. Votes will be held ev­ery two years af­ter­ward, the prov­ince said.

Prin­ci­pals and vice-prin­ci­pals will still be per­mit­ted to teach, but the act will cap the amount of teach­ing time al­lowed at 50 per cent. That will likely mean more staff will need to be hired, es­pe­cially in ru­ral ar­eas, where prin­ci­pals are of­ten teach­ers. The prov­ince is es­ti­mat­ing this could mean up to 25 to 30 full-time equiv­a­lent po­si­tions be­ing hired.

Churchill added that he didn’t be­lieve there would be a chal­lenge find­ing teach­ers to fill these po­si­tions.

The changes were tabled that af­ter­noon in the leg­is­la­ture.

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