Additional public consultations on education

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St. Stephen – Public consultation sessions on the province’s education system have been added in Miramichi, St. Stephen, Campbellton and Minto.

“It is essential that students, teachers and community members have the opportunity to share their experiences and knowledge as we work to build a world-class education system,” said Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Dominic Cardy. “Due to overwhelming interest, we have partnered with DialogueNB to offer additional public consultation sessions across the province.”

A series of private and public consultation sessions, organized in partnership with districts and Sackville 2020, aimed to provide an opportunity for students, teachers, parents, school employees and community partners to meet with Cardy and share their feedback on the ideas presented in Succeeding at Home: A green paper on education in New Brunswick. Ideas in the green paper build upon the foundation of the 10-year education plans.

“At Dialogue New Brunswick, we believe it is important for all New Brunswickers to access information, and to make their voices heard, throughout the province. For this reason, we regularly organize public dialogues,” said chief executive officer Nadine Duguay-Lemay.

“Education in New Brunswick is a major subject of social cohesion; we have therefore mobilized communities and invited Minister Cardy to extend his regional consultation tour on education and the green paper, so that residents of New Brunswick, from north to south and from east to west, have more opportunities to have an open dialogue with the minister.”

Upcoming public consultation sessions, which take place from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. unless otherwise indicated, include:

  • Feb. 10 – Fredericton – Fredericton High School (in English)
  • Feb. 11 – Miramichi – Miramichi Valley High School (in English)
  • Feb. 12 – Tracadie – Polyvalente W.-A. Losier (in French)
  • Feb. 13 – Campbellton – Civic Centre (English session at 4:30 p.m.; French session from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.)
  • Feb. 19 – Moncton – École L’Odyssée (in French);
  • Feb. 20 – Miramichi – Conseil Communautaire Beausoleil (in French)
  • Feb. 24 – St. Stephen – St. Stephen High School (in English)
  • Feb. 27 – Woodstock – Meduxnekeag Consolidated School (in English)
  • Feb. 28 – Minto – Minto Council chambers (4:30 p.m. session in English)
  • In the event of a storm, consultation dates may be rescheduled to Feb. 18.

Sessions were previously held in Sackville, Edmundston, Saint John and Moncton. Cardy will also meet students from Aboriginal communities in Rexton and Fredericton.