BILL NO. 63

(as introduced)

1st Session, 62nd General Assembly
Nova Scotia
63 Elizabeth II, 2014



Government Bill



Education Act
(amended)



The Honourable Karen Casey
Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development



First Reading: April 23, 2014

(Explanatory Notes)

Second Reading: April 24, 2014

Third Reading: May 1, 2014 (LINK TO BILL AS PASSED)

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Explanatory Notes

Clause 1 requires school boards to develop comprehensive long-term plans with respect to their public schools and the delivery of their programs and services.

Clause 2

(a) provides for a school review policy that sets out the processes to be followed by school boards if permanently closing schools; and

(b) deems a public school to be permanently closed if the specified conditions are met.

Clause 3 repeals regulation-making authority that is no longer necessary and adds regulation-making authority incidental to amendments made by this Act.

Clause 4 provides for the coming into force of this Act.

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An Act to Amend Chapter 1
of the Acts of 1995-96,
the Education Act

Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:

1 Subsection 64(2) of Chapter 1 of the Acts of 1995-96, the Education Act, as amended by Chapter 5 of the Acts of 2002, Chapter 16 of the Acts of 2005, Chapter 54 of the Acts of 2008 and Chapters 14 and 50 of the Acts of 2012, is further amended by adding immediately after clause (v) the following clause:

2 Section 89 of Chapter 1 is repealed and the following Sections substituted:

3 Clauses 145(1)(m), (n), (o) and (oa) of Chapter 1 are repealed and the following clause substituted:

4 This Act, except Section 1, comes into force on such day as the Governor in Council orders and declares by proclamation.

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