Government wants to hear from parents and guardians as it prepares to make improvements to the public school bus system.
Starting today, Nov. 14, parents and guardians will be able to fill out an online survey about their experiences with their regional school bus systems.
“Parents have a right to expect safe, reliable bus service for their children,” said Zach Churchill, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development. “I’m looking forward to receiving feedback, which will help us make adjustments to improve this important service.”
The survey is one component of a larger consultation that will include, School Advisory Councils, the Provincial Advisory Council on Education, principals, Minister’s Advisory Council on Student Issues, CUPE, NSGEU, the Special Education Programs and Services Committee, and the Council to Improve Classroom Conditions, a group comprised of teachers and education specialists, which is co-chaired by the Nova Scotia Teachers’ Union.
All comments and survey results will be compiled in a summary that will be shared with the public and used to determine a new policy on public school transportation for the province.
The survey is posted online at http://www.ednet.ns.ca/bussurvey . The deadline for feedback is Dec. 5.
Students and staff would like to invite parents, guardians, family’s and community members to help us honour those that gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country. The ceremony will commence at 9:30. Veterans and legion members are asked to arrive by 9:15 if you would like to participate in our parade.
Our school is participating in a fundraiser to raise money for Home & School, which helps with student activities, trips, bursaries, playground upkeep, etc.
This year, we are selling a selection of three healthy and delicious collections from Epicure. We will be selling three versatile fundraising collections – Extraordinary Trio, Weeknight Dinner and Healthier Desserts.
Our school will receive 40% of the funds raised. The fundraiser will begin October 19 and end on November 5. You can make cheques payable to Jean MacNeil Butler.
Thank you to all parents/guardians and community members who have contributed in anyway to the recent bottle drive at Rankin School. Many people drop off refundables on a regular basis and we store them until our drive takes place. Thank you so much for supporting our school. We raised approximately $2400. This money is used to help cover the cost of bus travel to field trips, awards, and various sports needs.
Congratulations and to the boys soccer and team coaches Robert LeBlanc and Scott Sawlor on a third place finish in The Highland Region Soccer League. They are on to inter-provincial play in Truro on Friday, where they will play Lockporte High for the chance to more forward in the tournament. Good Luck on Friday!!