McNeil attacks school boards in Nova Scotia election campaign – British Columbia News

McNeil attacks school boards in Nova Scotia election campaign – British Columbia News

HALIFAX – Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil said he’ll put the province’s school boards under the microscope if re-elected because trustees’ decision to vote themselves pay increases while cutting while cutting classroom resources has put them out of step with Nova Scotians’ priorities.

McNeil told The Canadian Press Sunday that a proposed 24 per cent stipend increase approved by all but one board sends the wrong signal.

“We ask our school board partners to act like every other public servant. You need to make sure that your salary increases are in line with what the province can afford,” McNeil said Sunday. “It is sending a very wrong signal to parents, teachers that school boards would vote themselves a 24 per cent pay raise and then try to justify taking funding out of classrooms that we specifically have increased so that it would be there.”

McNeil said if his government is re-elected on May 30 he’ll launch a review of school…



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