Education

NDP Education Critic Dale Kirby (MHA, St. John’s North) says the Eastern School District should not have retained the authority to close schools in the last few weeks of its existence.

 

NDP Education Critic Dale Kirby (MHA, St. John’s North) says the students who are most in need of educational help do not have the specialized teachers they need for summer school in the Eastern School District.

 

NDP Education Critic Dale Kirby (MHA, St. John’s North) says decisions about closing schools in September should be deferred until the new amalgamated English language school board has had time to analyze the situations.

 

NDP Education Critic Dale Kirby (MHA, St. John’s North) is calling on Minister Jackman to provide an update on proposed changes to the Safe and Caring Schools Policy.

 

NDP Education Critic Dale Kirby (MHA, St. John’s North) says the Multi Materials Stewardship Board should extend its fundraising policy to give schools credit for recyclable materials collected during the summer months. Kirby has written to MMSB CEO and Chair Leigh Puddester to request the board change its policy.

 

NDP MHA for The Straits-White Bay North Christopher Mitchelmore has written to the Western School District asking it to mirror the actions of its Eastern counterpart.

Last night, trustees of the Eastern School District voted to rescind an earlier decision to close two schools, and to engage in a month of public consultations before making a final decision about closing them.

 
NDP Education Critic Dale Kirby

NDP Education Critic Dale Kirby (MHA, St. John’s North) is not surprised to learn that, contrary to the education minister’s often-repeated claims, special education teachers in the province are being notified they will be out of work next school year.

 
NDP Education Critic Dale Kirby

NDP Education Critic Dale Kirby (MHA, St. John’s North) says Budget 2013 has serious implications for connecting Newfoundland and Labrador students with their culture and heritage. And, he says, it is worse than unreasonable to expect volunteer school councils to do more work with less money.

 

MR. SPEAKER: Order, please!

The Member for St. John’s North.

 

NDP Education Critic Dale Kirby (MHA, St. John’s North) says government should be paying more attention to school administrators before it implements the drastic staffing reductions and layoffs planned for September of this year.

 

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