Why does government want to remove principals, vice-principals and other supervisory staff from the NSTU?

Principals, vice-principals and supervisory staff
  • Principals and vice-principals are the educational leaders in our schools now, and will continue to be. These changes will give them greater autonomy and independence.
  • This includes having supervisory responsibilities for teachers, including performance evaluation and other managerial responsibilities.

  • Leaders and supervisors are seldom in the same union as the people they lead and supervise because it can create conflict. That is why this change is being made.

  • Principals, vice-principals and those in supervisory roles will have one year to decide whether they want to remain in their current role, or stay in the Nova Scotia Teachers' Union and return to the classroom. This will give them time to consider their options before they make this important decision.