BILL NO. 117
1st Session, 63rd General Assembly
67 Elizabeth II, 2018
Private Member's Bill
First Reading: April 6, 2018
Clause 1 requires every public school to have a school library staffed in accordance with the reg-ulations. Clause 1 also provides for the appointment of a Director of School Libraries for each education entity, sets out the duties of the Director and requires education entities to make certain information respecting school libraries public.
Clause 2 requires an amount to be allocated for school libraries when funding is provided to a public school or education entity.
Clause 3 allows the Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development to make regulations respecting the staffing of public school libraries and the qualifications of those staff.
1 Schedule A of Chapter 1 of the Acts of 2018, the Education Act, is amended by adding immediately after Section 66 the following heading and Sections:
- 66A (1) Subject to subsection (3), every public school must have a library.
66C The Director of School Libraries for an education entity shall co-ordinate among the libraries in the education entity and, to the extent possible, with the libraries of other education entities, public libraries, libraries at post-secondary education institutions, the Provincial Library and the Legislative Library in respect of
2 Schedule A is further amended by adding immediately after Section 71 the following Section:
- 71A (1) Subject to subsection (2), where funding is provided to a public school or to an education entity, that funding must include an amount allocated for the library of the public school or the libraries of the education entity.
- (oa) respecting the staffing of libraries of public schools;
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