Hundreds of teachers apply for classroom conditions council

Nearly 800 teachers have applied to sit on a Nova Scotia council that will address classroom conditions.

The provincial government says 779 teachers – just over eight per cent of all those in the public sector – had applied by Tuesday's deadline for one of nine spots on the council that will go to educators.

School board superintendents will make the teacher selections for the council, which is getting $20 million over two years to address classroom issues.

Classroom conditions had been a main sticking point in a long and bitter dispute that saw teachers reject three tentative agreements before a contract was imposed on them by the province last week.