Nova Scotia Schools Shut Down on Monday
All public schools in the province will be shut down on Monday for students calling it an unsafe environment.
Teachers are expected to report to work as usual.
Education minister Karen Casey announced the decision at a press conference at 11:00 a.m.
Casey added the move is not to lock out teachers.
Casey went on to say the legislation that will be tabled on Monday is designed to get students back in school as quickly as possible.
The act known as the Teachers’ Professional Agreement Act (2016) will adopt the tentative agreement reached by the Nova Scotia Teachers Union and the government on September 2, 2016 and will extend until July 2019.
The legislation would remove some of the union’s ability to work-to-rule.
Casey added when the legislation passes teachers will be back to work.
Premier Stephen McNeil announced the legislature will be recalled on Monday for introducing emergency legislation.
Teachers across the province were expected to begin their work-to-rule mandate on Monday morning.