Public meeting to be held to discuss proposed electoral districts for school board members

Media Release: 
Monday, July 11, 2016

The Chignecto-Central Regional School Board, as required by the Nova Scotia Education Act, must apply to the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board (NSUARB) every eight years to confirm or change the number of district-elected school board members and the boundaries of the electoral districts for the school board. 

Members of the public are invited to a meeting to review and provide feedback on the proposed changes to CCRSB’s electoral districts:

  • Date: Tuesday, July 19, 2016
  • Time: 6:30 pm 
  • Location: CCRSB Central Office board room, 60 Lorne Street, Truro

On June 24th, the NSUARB approved CCRSB’s request to retain its current structure of 15 district-elected board members, plus a regionally-elected African-Nova Scotian member and a provincially appointed First Nations member. With that approval, CCRSB is now prepared to hear from the public regarding proposed electoral districts for the 15 district-elected members.

Based on changes in a number of municipalities and counties within CCRSB’s regional boundaries (i.e. Municipality of East Hants, Pictou County and Parrsboro), and in accordance with the NSUARB’s consideration regarding relative voter parity, adjustments to some of CCRSB’s electoral districts are required. On June 29th, CCRSB’s governing board approved the second of three scenarios presented as options by consulting firm Stantec.

All three scenarios proposed by Stantec will be available for viewing at the public meeting on July 19th and are currently available for viewing and feedback on the CCRSB website at www.ccrsb.ca/our-board (click on “CCRSB Electoral Districts”).

Members of the public interested in making a written submission with regards to the proposed electoral districts may do so via regular mail to Debbie Buott-Matheson, Communications Manager at 60 Lorne Street, Truro, NS B2N 3K3; by email to buottmathesond@ccrsb.ca or fax to 902-897-8989.

The Chignecto-Central Regional School Board is comprised of 17 board members and 2,700 staff all striving to develop independent, lifelong learners in a student-centered environment, with high expectations for all. CCRSB serves over 20,000 students from Primary to Grade 12, throughout the counties of East Hants, Colchester, Cumberland and Pictou.

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For more information, contact: 

Debbie Buott-Matheson, Senior Communications Manager 
Chignecto-Central Regional School Board

Office: 902-897-8911 
Cell: 902-956-8079

buottmathesond@ccrsb.ca 
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