Education

Holy Cross JHS is an important neighbourhood school with programs, community partnerships and extra-curricular activities designed to meet the particular needs of the inner city students who attend it. The appointed, unelected English School Board trustees have proposed to close down Holy Cross Junior High School.

 
St. John's Centre MHA Gerry Rogers

St. John’s Centre MHA Gerry Rogers persisted today in her efforts to get the Minister of Education to postpone decisions on school closures until there is an elected English School Board for the province. The current board was appointed by the previous government when it merged the four existing school boards into one in 2013; there have been no elections for almost seven years..

 
St. John's Centre MHA Gerry Rogers

Today in the House of Assembly, St. John’s Centre MHA Gerry Rogers revisited questions which the Minister of Education would not answer when she asked them last week. Since 2011, four schools in St. John’s Centre have been closed, and Holy Cross Junior High on Rickett’s Road faces the same fate.

 
St. John's Centre MHA Gerry Rogers

St. John’s Centre MHA Gerry Rogers says appointed school trustees should not be allowed to close a junior high school in her district. Holy Cross Junior High is one of five schools in the province facing closure at next month’s school board meeting.

 
NDP Education Critic Lorraine Michael

NDP Education Critic Lorraine Michael (MHA, St. John’s East-Quidi Vidi) says government must not allow the English School Board to close five schools in the province.

 
NDP Education Critic Lorraine michael

NDP Education Critic Lorraine Michael (MHA, St. John’s East-Quidi Vidi) says it is unacceptable that the government plans a further delay of up to a year before holding school board elections in the province.

“We have had the same unelected school board for the English School District in Newfoundland and Labrador since September 2013,” Michael said today.

 
NDP Education critic Lorraine Michael

NDP Education Critic Lorraine Michael (MHA, St. John’s East-Quidi Vidi) is appalled that the Liberal government apparently plans to make drastic cuts to the cash-strapped libraries system in the province.

 
NDP Education Critic Lorraine Michael (MHA Signal Hill - Quidi Vidi)

October 8 marks the Child Care Association of Canada’s National Day of Action for Early Childhood Educators and Child Care Workers. The NL NDP recognizes the important work of ECE workers, and supports policies that will make for more effective, accessible child care.

 
Lorraine Michael, MHA Signal Hill - Quidi Vidi

In a letter sent to the transportation and works minister this morning, NL NDP Education Critic Lorraine Michael (MHA Signal Hill – Quidi Vidi) demanded that the minister and the government take immediate action to complete the construction of the new Virginia Park Elementary School (VPE).

 
NDP Education Critic Lorraine Michael

NDP Education Critic Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) is appalled that increasing class sizes in the province’s schools is one of government’s first steps as it attempts to recover from massive budget shortfalls caused by its own bad planning.

 

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