Education and Early Childhood Development
April 5, 2019

Minister Hawkins Provides Update on Review of Schools Act

Following a public consultation to help inform a review of the Schools Act, 1997 (the Act), the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development will begin one-on-one discussions with key stakeholder groups to further explore potential amendments to the legislation. These groups include organizations such as the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District, Conseil scolaire francophone provincial de Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador and the Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association.

The Schools Act is 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.

Public consultations were launched on February 27, 2019, concluded on March 29, 2019, and all input received will help inform the review of the Act.

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“We look forward to meeting with our key partners in education to further explore how the current legislation can be updated to better reflect current practices, as well as opportunities and challenges in the education system.”
Honourable Al Hawkins
Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development

Le ministre Hawkins fait le point sur la révision de la Loi sur les écoles

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Education and Early Childhood Development
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