The 35th annual Lunenburg Summer Band Camp will run from August 18 to 22 at Bluenose Academy. Instruction is given in all concert band instruments from beginners to high school levels. Camp runs from 9:30 to 3:00 each day with bus runs from Hebbville, Bridgewater and Mahone Bay. The cost of camp is $95.00.
South Shore Regional School Board Launches Strategic Plan
Bridgewater, NS – The South Shore Regional School Board officially launched its new Strategic Plan at a Special Meeting of the Board on Wednesday evening.
In the fall of 2013, the South Shore Regional School Board began the process of consultation to develop a Strategic Plan to articulate its long-term goals and priorities and provide overall strategic direction for the region. This was a comprehensive process and consultation with partners and public were included.
“One of the most important roles of the Board is to develop and monitor the implementation of the multi-year Strategic Plan with a budget that supports it. It is the basis for all decision-making that will ultimately set the course for the next four years at the South Shore Regional School Board,” said Jennifer Naugler, Board Chair.
“The new Strategic Plan is a result of the hard work of numerous stakeholder group representatives, Board members and staff over the past year. Our next steps include establishing a work
plan that will be reviewed annually with the Board to ensure we are meeting our targets in promoting student achievement and well-being,” said Geoff Cainen, Superintendent of Schools.
South Shore Regional School Board Approves 2014-2015 Budget
Bridgewater, NS – The South Shore Regional School Board approved its 2014-2015 $78,596,507 balanced budget on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at a Special Board Meeting in Bridgewater.
“Staff worked very hard to protect classrooms and regional services to students, as much as possible,” said Jennifer Naugler, Board Chair.
“Months of review and scrutiny lead to reductions in areas such as system supports and supplies. These were just some of the areas reduced to present a balanced budget for 2014-2015,” said Wade Tattrie, Director of Finance.
“Regional staff was reviewed in terms of Board goals and efficiency. Several positions were adjusted to meet specific needs and priorities of the Board or as a result of new targeted funding supplied by the province,” said Geoff Cainen, Superintendent of Schools.
Over the past several years, there have been significant reductions to services, including regional office and school-based staff. The South Shore Regional School Board continues to work diligently to protect classroom services to students as it adjusts to the enrolment decline.
Pictured below are some students of Bayview Community School participating in the P-6 Doctors of NS Run. Bayview has participated in this run as a school event for the past nine years and invites all schools to become involved in this program.