Education and Early Childhood Development
February 27, 2019

Provincial Government Invites Input as Part of Review of Schools Act, 1997

The Provincial Government is seeking input from the general public and key stakeholder groups to help inform a comprehensive review of the Schools Act, 1997, the legislation which governs the operation of schools in the province.

While a number of amendments have been made to the act since 1997, an overall review will ensure legislation is current and reflects The Way Forward commitment and the Education Action Plan to improve outcomes for students.

The current legislation can be found at People who wish to provide input can visit Submissions can also be submitted via email at or through regular mail at:

Division of Policy and Information Management
Department of Education and Early Childhood Development
3rd Floor, West Block
Confederation Building
P.O. Box 8700
ST. John’s, NL
A1B 4J6

The deadline for submissions is Friday, March 29, 2019.

“With ongoing advances in education policy and practices since 1997, there is a need to conduct a comprehensive review of our current legislation. It is important that legislation keep pace with developments in the education system and address current opportunities and challenges. We want to hear from all those interested on what should be included or modified in the legislation.”
Honourable Al Hawkins
Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development

Le gouvernement provincial sollicite des commentaires dans le cadre d’une révision de la Loi de 1997 sur les écoles

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2019 02 27                              12:45 p.m.