BILL NO. 121

(as introduced)

3rd Session, 61st General Assembly
Nova Scotia
60 Elizabeth II, 2011

Government Bill

Education Act

The Honourable Ramona Jennex
Minister of Education

First Reading: November 30, 2011

(Explanatory Notes)

Second Reading: December 1, 2011

Third Reading: December 9, 2011 (LINK TO BILL AS PASSED)

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Explanatory Notes

Clause 1 repeals the Section of the Education Act that allows for independent audits of school board finances because it is replaced with a new Section in Clause 2.

Clause 2 gives the Minister of Education authority to initiate a review of a school board and establishes the procedures for the review.

Clause 3 corrects a typographical error and adds regulation-making authority related to the new Section added by Clause 2.

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An Act to Amend Chapter 1
of the Acts of 1995-96,
the Education Act

Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:

1 Section 86 of Chapter 1 of the Acts of 1995-96, the Education Act, is repealed.

2 Chapter 1 is further amended by adding immediately before Section 141 the following Section:

3 Subsection 146(1) of Chapter 1, as amended by Chapter 11 of the Acts of 2000, Chapter 5 of the Acts of 2002, Chapter 3 of the Acts of 2004, Chapter 4 of the Acts of 2004, Chapter 16 of the Acts of 2005, Chapter 27 of the Acts of 2006 and Chapter 53 of the Acts of 2008, is further amended by

(a) deleting the period at the end of clause (yf) and substituting a semicolon; and

(b) adding immediately after clause (yf) the following clause:

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