BILL NO. 63
1st Session, 62nd General Assembly
63 Elizabeth II, 2014
The Honourable Karen Casey
Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development
First Reading: April 23, 2014
Second Reading: April 24, 2014
Third Reading: May 1, 2014 (LINK TO BILL AS PASSED)
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.
(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.
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:
(f) the process that school boards and school review committees are to follow after a school review is initiated by a school board, including requirements for notices and public meetings to consult with respect to the options available to the school board;
3 Clauses 145(1)(m), (n), (o) and (oa) of Chapter 1 are repealed and the following clause substituted: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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