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Education Act (amended)

BILL NO. 210

(as introduced)

2nd Session, 60th General Assembly
Nova Scotia
57 Elizabeth II, 2008



Government Bill



Education Act
(amended)



The Honourable Karen Casey
Minister of Education



First Reading: November 6, 2008

(Explanatory Notes)

Second Reading: November 14, 2008

Third Reading: November 20, 2008 (LINK TO BILL AS PASSED)

Explanatory Notes

Clause 1 eliminates the requirement for a Mi'kmaq band council to have a tuition agreement in order to have representation on a regional school board.

Clause 2 provides that a school board shall not engage in or carry out any commercial activity without the approval of the Minister.

Clause 3 provides that, on and after September 1, 2009, a school board shall provide for the supervision of students during the student's lunch break at no cost to the student.

Clause 4 removes out-dated references to the Southwest Regional School Board.

Clause 5 repeals an unproclaimed provision that repeals subsections 48(4) and (5) of the Education Act which permit a municipality to recover election costs from a school board.

Clause 6 provides that this Act comes into force on proclamation.

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 42(4) of Chapter 1 of the Acts of 1995-96, the Education Act, is amended by striking out "that has a tuition agreement with a Mi'kmaq band council" in the third and fourth lines.

2 Section 64A of Chapter 1, as enacted by Chapter 5 of the Acts of 2002, is amended by striking out "Governor in Council" in the third line and substituting "Minister".

3 Section 64D of Chapter 1 is repealed and the following Section substituted:

64D On and after September 1, 2009, a school board shall, in accordance with this Act and the regulations, provide for the supervision of students at a public school during the student's lunch break at no cost to the student.

4 Subsection 146(1) of Chapter 1, as amended by Chapter 11 of the Acts of 2000, Chapter 5 of the Acts of 2002, Chapter 3 of the Acts of 2004, Chapter 4 of the Acts of 2004, Chapter 16 of the Acts of 2005 and Chapter 27 of the Acts of 2006, is further amended by
(a) striking out clause (yc); and

(b) striking out "the Southwest Regional School Board and" in the second and third lines of clause (ye).

5 Section 47 of Chapter 9 of the Acts of 2003, the Municipal Law Amendment (2003) Act, is repealed.

6 This Act comes into force on such day as the Governor in Council order and declares by proclamation.


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