Special election required for school board District 11 in Pictou

Media Release: 
Friday, October 28, 2016

A special election is required for CCRSB District 11 (Pictou municipal districts 5, 6, 7, 11 and 12) in the coming weeks due to a disqualification among the candidates.

Scott Adamson, the successful candidate for the seat, has informed CCRSB that at the time of his election to the governing board he was an active substitute in our schools. According to the Municipal Elections Act Mr. Adamson was required to resign his position as a teacher before he filed his nomination papers. As a consequence, a special election is necessary.  

Mr. Adamson has informed the school board that he intends to allow his name to stand for the special election. Anyone else wishing to put their name forward, must submit nomination papers. If no other candidates file nomination papers by the deadline, Mr. Adamson will be appointed to the seat by acclamation.

CCRSB will be working with the Returning Officer to determine next steps, including the deadline for nomination papers to be filed as well as the date of the special election (if it is required).

All information associated with this process will be widely communicated to constituents in District 11 via the CCRSB website, social media and traditional media, including newspaper advertisements.

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 almost 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, Communications Manager 
Chignecto-Central Regional School Board

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

Facebook: www.facebook.com/ChignectoCRSB 
Twitter: @CCRSB_Official