All NS Public Schools Open to Students Tuesday, Dec. 6th

Date: December 5, 2016 Author: Cathy Gibson Categories: News & Events


The following note was sent Monday, Dec. 5th by HRSB via e-mail to parents and guardians of HRSB students.


I am writing to advise you that all schools in the Halifax Regional School Board will be open for students starting tomorrow, Tuesday, December 6, 2016. For parents/guardians with children in the EXCEL before and after school program, EXCEL will also resume tomorrow. The provincial government and the Nova Scotia Teachers Union (NSTU) have resolved issues that had created uncertainty around the responsibilities of teachers and principals regarding the supervision of students under the Education Act.

Even though classes are resuming tomorrow, members of the NSTU will continue with their plans to “work-to-rule.” As a result, this will have an impact on the daily operations of schools. I highlighted some of the impacts in a correspondence to you on November 30.

Going forward during work-to-rule, our focus will be on ensuring schools are open, students are safe and learning continues. More information can be found on our website and on Twitter (@HRSB_Official). You can also expect to receive email updates similar to this one.

We will continue to do our best to keep you informed.

Elwin LeRoux
Superintendent of Schools