School Bus Red Light Violation Awareness
The NSSBA has been working with Safety Services Nova Scotia, provincial government departments, and local law enforcement agencies to address the issue of school bus red light violations.
Each day motorists pass stopped school buses with their red lights flashing, and their stop sign arm extended. When buses are stopped like this, students are boarding or exiting the bus, and expect cars to be stopped. Passing a stopped school bus can be fatal, and also carries hefty fines.
Check out Safety Services Nova Scotia to learn more about the School Bus Safety Week Student Video Contest, where students are asked to help spread this important safety message.
Canadian School Boards Association Congress
School board members, school board staff and school board association presidents and staff from across the country came together at the Canadian School Boards Association Congress 2015 in Saskatoon.
Pictured below are Presidents and Executive Directors from school board associations across Canada.
2016 AGM - Save the Date!
PLEASE NOTE: The dates for the 2016 NSSBA AGM and Conference have changed
Gordon Anderson receives award for outstanding service
On Friday, May 29, the Nova Scotia School Boards Association recognized Gordon Anderson for being an outstanding school board member and contributor to public education with the NSSBA Montgomery Award.
Gordon Anderson of Chignecto-Central Regional School Board received the award on Friday, May 29, 2015
Elected school board members discuss collaboration and the future of education in Nova Scotia
May 29, 2015 - School board members from across the province gathered in Truro this week for the Nova Scotia School Boards Association’s 61st annual general meeting and conference. The conference offered workshops and learning opportunities for school board members and also saw the election of a new executive team for the association. "Are we listening? Let our students lead," is being hosted by the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board.
NSSBA Education Week Partner Award - Andrea Huskilson
Andrea Huskilson of the Tri-County Regional School Board has received the Nova Scotia School Boards Association Education Week Partner Award for 2015.
"Schools as communities - Open hearts, open minds, open doors" was the theme for the 2015 Provincial Education Week. Each year a theme is selected to reflect the work done by educators and volunteers in our schools. This year the theme was dedicated to the work done in our school communities, bringing together students, staff, volunteers, families and community members.
Andrea Huskilson is known as an incredibly passionate board member dedicated to the health and wellness of students in the Tri-County region. She has taken a keen interest in food programs and is active in Health Promotion Schools. Andrea started the Tri- County "Me to We" program bringing global awareness to a community level. She has traveled with students to different parts of the world buidling schools, working on water projects, discussing health and sanitation and learning about the importance of education.
The NSSBA is proud to have Andrea recieve the 2015 NSSBA Education Week Partner Award.
2015 Education Week Awards
The 2015 Provincial Education Week Awards were presented on Monday, April 20, 2015 to educators and dedicated volunteers from across Nova Scotia.
NSSBA AGM Registration Open
Registration for the 61st Annual General Meeting is now open!
Register today! Click on the image below to download the registration form.
Three NSSBA Focus Papers
We are pleased to share our three focus papers — About Learning, About Engagement, and About Innovation — as supporting documents to our discussion paper, Shaping a New Vision for Public Education in Nova Scotia.
Leaders of Today (LOT) NSSBA Report
We are pleased to share this report representing the summary report of LOT (Leaders of Today) whom we retained to conduct a number of youth conversations across the province.
This report is part of our overall contribution to the Education Panel process which we trust will help contribute to positive changes to the education system of Nova Scotia.
C21 Canada Article - NSSBA Calls for 21st Century Learning Model of Public Education
Click here to read the article: NSSBA Calls for 21st Century Learning Model of Public Education
NSSBA's 60th Annual General Meeting & Conference
June 4, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NSSBA Holds 60th Annual General Meeting and Conference
Dartmouth, NS- More than 80 delegates including school board members, school board chairs and superintendents came together at the Membertou Trade & Convention Centre for the Nova Scotia School Boards Association's (NSSBA) 60th Annual General Meeting and Conference as hosted by the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board (CBVRSB). Delegates participated in policy discussions this past weekend and elected their new NSSBA president and vice-president.
- The NSSBA is calling for a radically different model to deliver learning in the 21st Century.
- Richelle MacLaughlin Receives the Montgomery Award
- NSSBA Discussion Paper - Shaping a New Vision for Public Education in Nova Scotia
- Minister's Panel on Education
- NSSBA's Response to the School Review Process
- Collaboration critical for student success
- School boards ask party leaders to take a test on public education
- NSSBA 59th Annual General Meeting