June 25th, 2019
New site selection process still lacks transparency, public input
Halifax - NDP Education spokesperson Claudia Chender made the following statement in response to today’s announcement of a new process for school site selection:
“This new process continues the Liberal government’s pattern of leaving out community voices and lacking commitment to transparency. Schools are vital community hubs. Residents served by these schools know best what sites would work for them. When eliminating school boards, the Minister said communities would have more direct access to decision making, but this new policy is the opposite of that.
Nova Scotia’s auditor general has been vocal on the need for a more transparent process for school site selection. This new process still doesn’t address concerns about political interference in school construction or guarantee that any input from parents and families will be taken into account.”