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If elected boards are gone, what happens to representation of African Nova Scotians and Mi’kmaq?
The voices of African Nova Scotian, Mi’kmaq and immigrant communities must continue to be heard. Along with representation on the Provincial Advisory Council on Education, diversity must increase within the membership of School Advisory Councils. We will consult with members of School Advisory Councils this spring on how to ensure there is diversity in their membership, as well as other matters. Two new executive director positions representing these communities are being created at the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. Mi’kmaq and African Nova Scotians are also represented on the Minister’s Council on African Nova Scotian Education and the Council on Mi’kmaq Education. The department will work with these communities to enhance their voices.