Improved student success a school board goal this year

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Improved student success a school board goal this year

TRURO – Specific goals are being compiled by Chignecto-Central Regional School Board to  create more opportunities for student success.

The board is working on a one-year strategic direction plan that is student-focused with the goal of “continuous school improvement,” said board superintendent Gary Clarke on Wednesday night.

One area of improvement, said Clarke, should be taking a “hard look at technology and equipment” and infrastructure in schools. A second goal is creating a social justice, safe, positive learning environment, which includes strengthening anti-cyberbullying

initiatives.

The board hopes to pass a final version in October.

The board will also soon look at a school review discussion paper. In the spring, the provincial government requested boards take another look at how school review processes are done. A discussion paper on the process, and how to improve it, is expected for presentation to CCRSB later this month, and then forwarded to the government.

Board vice-chairman Keith MacKenzie told the Truro Daily News people must remember the process is “preliminary” and aims to improve future school reviews.

“The process is now confrontational,” said MacKenzie, stressing this project is a procedural update. “And this is in no way, shape or form taking a look at any schools for review now.” 

Organizations: Central Regional School Board, Truro Daily News

Geographic location: Chignecto

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