Pre-primary Education Act (amended)
BILL NO. 8
1st Session, 63rd General Assembly
66 Elizabeth II, 2017
Pre-primary Education Act
CHAPTER 14 OF THE ACTS OF 2017
The Honourable Zach Churchill
Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development
First Reading: September 27, 2017 (LINK TO BILL AS INTRODUCED)
Second Reading: September 28, 2017
Third Reading: October 19, 2017
Royal Assent: October 26, 2017
Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:
1 Chapter 44 of the Acts of 2005, the Pre-primary Education Act, is amended by adding immediately after Section 1 the following Section:
1A In this Act, "Minister" means the Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development.
2 Section 2 of Chapter 44 is amended by striking out "of Education" in the first line.
3 Subsection 3(1) of Chapter 44 is amended by
(a) striking out "or of any other" in the first line of clause (e) and substituting "of any"; and
(b) adding immediately after clause (e) the following clause:
(ea) respecting agreements in relation to a pre-primary program;
4 Chapter 44 is further amended by adding immediately after Section 3 the following Sections:
3A The Minister may enter into an agreement with a person, agency, organization, association, institution, municipality or other body, including the Government of Canada, respecting the establishment and delivery of a pre-primary program or related services, including an agreement respecting contributions to the cost of delivering a pre-primary program or related services in the Province.
3B (1) Notwithstanding the Education Act, a school board may, with the approval of the Minister and subject to the regulations, offer a pre-primary program.
(2) With the approval of the Minister and subject to the regulations, a school board may enter into an agreement with a person, agency, organization, association, institution, municipality or other body respecting the delivery of a pre-primary program or related services.
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