Council to Improve Classroom Conditions to meet next week

The provincial government says three days of meetings have been scheduled next week for the newly formed Council to Improve Classroom Conditions.

The province says $20 million has been set aside over two years to address a number of issues, including data collection and reporting, student attendance and discipline policies, class sizes at all grade levels, and the scope of practice for teachers.

The 14 members of the council were announced last week and include nine classroom teachers selected by the school board superintendents, a student, a parent, a guidance counsellor appointed by government, and co-chairs from the Department of Education and the Nova Scotia Teachers Union.

The meetings begin Tuesday in Halifax, and government says initial recommendations are expected no later than April 28th.