School Review Public Hearing Dates

The South Shore Regional School Board (SSRSB) invites members of the public to make representations and provide comments on the Impact Assessment Reports and/or the Study Committee Responses before a decision is made by the Governing School Board with respect to the outcome of the school review process. In accordance with the provincial School Review Procedure and the Education Act/Regulations, the SSRSB will hold a public hearing for each of six schools under review.

School

Date and Time

Alternate Date
(if necessary)

Location

Pentz Elementary School

Grades: P-6

Enrollment: 98

Tuesday, February 12       6:30pm

Thursday, March 7
6:30pm

Pentz Elementary School

2680 Hwy 331, Pentz

Hebbville Academy

Grades: P-9

Enrollment: 538

Monday, February 18
6:30pm

Thursday, February 28
6:30pm

Hebbville Academy

16147 Hwy 3, Hebbville

Gold River Western Shore Elementary

Grades: P-5

Enrollment: 100

Tuesday, February 19
6:30pm

Monday, March 4
6:30pm

Western Shore Fire Hall

6412 Hwy 3, Western Shore

New Ross Consolidated School

Grades: P-9

Enrollment: 132

Wednesday, February 20
6:30pm

Monday, February 25
6:30pm

New Ross Consolidated School

4689 Hwy 12, New Ross

Petite Riviere Elementary School

Grades: P-6

Enrollment: 88

Thursday, February 21
6:30pm

Wednesday, March 6
6:30pm

Petite Riviere Elementary School

123 Wentzell Road, Petite Rivere

Mill Village Consolidated School

Grades: P-6

Enrollment: 54

Tuesday, February 26
6:30pm

Tuesday, March 5
6:30p

Mill Village Consolidated School

227 Medway River Road, Mill Village

 

The public may inspect and/or obtain a copy of the Impact Assessment Reports and the Study Committee responses at www.ssrsb.ca, by contacting the SSRSB Regional Office (1-902-541-3000), or by contacting the school under review. The Impact Assessment Reports are available now, and the Study Committee Responses/Reports will be available as of February 5. Additional information on the School Review Process may also be found at www.ssrsb.ca

Any person may also make a written submission to the Governing School Board before the Members of the Governing School Board make a decision on March 27, 2013 with respect to the outcome of the school review process. Send submissions to: Board Secretary, 69 Wentzell Drive, Bridgewater, NS, B4V 0A2; E-mail: lferraina@ssrsb.ca;  or fax: 1-902-541-3055.

The following outlines the powers of the Governing School Board under Section 89 of the Education Act – Review of School:

  1. Subject to Section 90, a school board may not permanently close a public school except in accordance with the school review process and the criteria set out in the Ministerial Education Act Regulations.
  2. A school board shall identify a public school for review in accordance with the regulations.
  3. Upon identifying a public school for review, the school board shall prepare and make available to the public a report in accordance with the regulations.
  4. After the report has been made public, the school board shall, in accordance with the regulations, establish a study committee to review and respond to the report.
  5. Following its receipt of a response from the study committee, the school board shall:
    1. Make public the study committee response; and
    2. Hold a public hearing which shall include public consultations; both in accordance with the regulations.
    3. Following its compliance with the procedure outlined in Section 89, the school board may permanently close a public school.
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