Press Releases

Drivers Reminded to Stop for School Buses as Students Return to School

Number of school bus red light violations during the 2016-2017 school year alarming

August 31, 2017, Dartmouth, NS – With students heading back to school next week, drivers are being reminded to watch for school buses. Over 80,000 students travel by school bus every day, and their safety depends on all road users.


Nova Scotia School Boards Adopt Resolutions Calling for Collaboration

June 15, 2017


HALIFAX, NS: At the Nova Scotia School Boards Association Annual General Meeting on May 27, 2017, school board members adopted 13 resolutions on a variety of topics. Resolutions adopted by the membership at the AGM come from member school boards, and are often calls to action to support public education and local governance.


Editorial from President Hank Middleton

For 63 years school boards have come together at the provincial level through the Nova Scotia School Boards Association (NSSBA) to strengthen the non-partisan, local community representation for public education. Over the years countless Nova Scotians have served as school board members to support students by providing oversight and holding the system accountable.


Students Create Videos to Raise Awareness of School Bus Safety

December 21, 2016, Dartmouth, NS – As the first semester comes to an end, disappointing data from school boards across the province has been released concerning the number of “red light violations,” or cars passing school buses that have stopped and extended their red flashing stop arm. At the time of this news release, over 400 red light violations had been reported by bus drivers to their school boards from September to December. Every day, over 82,000 students across the province travel on 1129 school buses to and from school. Each time a motorist commits a red light violation they are risking those children’s lives.


Number of vehicles passing stopped school buses concerning

Dartmouth, NS - School boards across the province are reporting high numbers of traffic violations as motorists pass school buses stopped with red lights flashing and stop signs extended on a daily basis. From September 1 to February 29, 2016, there were over 1100 reported school bus red light violations in Nova Scotia. Every day there are over 82,000 students travelling across the province on 1129 school buses.


NSSBA Responds to the Auditor General's Report

Auditor General's Report on School Boards offers recommendations

Many of the observations and recommendations from the Nova Scotia Office of the Auditor General align with the work being done by the Nova Scotia School Boards Association to support school boards

Dartmouth, NS - HALIFAX, NS, November 18, 2015 – In a report to the House of Assembly, the Auditor General made multiple recommendations to the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development and three audited school boards to improve oversight of education programming. The Nova Scotia School Boards Association has identified an alignment of association priorities with the recommendations from the report, and is committed to working with school boards across the province.


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