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Education Act (amended)


(as introduced)

1st Session, 63rd General Assembly
Nova Scotia
66 Elizabeth II, 2017

Private Member's Bill

Education Act

Tim Halman
Dartmouth East

First Reading: September 28, 2017

(Explanatory Note)

Second Reading:

Third Reading:

Explanatory Note

This Bill requires students to meet expected learning outcomes appropriate to their grade level and to meet acceptable behaviour standards and permits teachers to fail students who do not do so.

An Act to Amend Chapter 1
of the Acts of 1995-96,
the Education Act,
Respecting Expectations
for Student Performance

Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:

1 Section 27 of Chapter 1 of the Acts of 1995-96, the Education Act, is amended by

(a) adding "(1)" immediately after the Section number; and

(b) adding the following subsection:

(2) A teacher may fail a student who does not meet the expected learning outcomes for the student's current grade level or who does not meet acceptable behaviour standards for a student.

2 Chapter 1 is further amended by adding immediately before Section 121 the following Section:

120A A student must meet all expected learning outcomes appropriate to the student's grade level and meet acceptable behaviour standards in order to be considered for promotion to the next grade level.


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