Teachers

  • The intent of these changes will be to provide teachers with more flexibility in where they choose to work while respecting seniority rights.
  • We want to create more choice and opportunities for teachers in Nova Scotia.
  • We want to create more choice and opportunities for teachers, while respecting seniority and supporting teacher recruitment and retention for all schools. 
  • We are committed to working with our partners on this.
  • We are committed to working with our partners to make this happen.
  • These are complex issues and we are still working through the details so that we best meet the needs of educators and students. We want to work with teachers and the NSTU on this.
  • No. We are working to create a unified system that supports more choice and flexibility for teachers and principals – not less.  
  • The intent of these changes is to provide teachers with more flexibility in where they choose to work while respecting seniority rights. 
  • We want to create more choice and opportunities for teachers in this province, not less.
  • No. There will be no impact to teachers’ benefit coverage.

Seniority lists are governed by regional agreements with each board as a separate employer. That will continue. However, we want to create more choice and opportunities for teachers, while respecting seniority and supporting teacher recruitment and retention for all schools. The details of how to achieve this are complex (involving legislation and provincial and regional collective agreements) and are still being worked out. We are committed to work with the NSTU and other partners on these questions.

Teachers with recall status will continue to have that status within their region.