SchoolsPlus Expansion Brings Program to Every County

first_img The existing Conseil scolaire acadien provincial (CSAP) hub sites will add two new schools, École NDA in Chéticamp, Inverness Co. and Centre scolaire de la Rive-Sud in Cookville, Lunenburg Co. SchoolsPlus brings a range of mental health services and other health programs together with mentoring, social work, homework support and justice services into schools where students and families can easily access them. Each hub site acts as a base for services at multiple schools. “SchoolsPlus forms the back bone to many initiatives in the South Shore Regional School Board that allow students to become more confident and develop new skills,” said Braden Newell, a Grade 11 student at Park View Education Centre. “Through SchoolPlus, I have been able to develop my public speaking skills, meet some amazing new people, develop technology skills and become certified in restorative justice.” SchoolsPlus is available in all eight school boards and every county in Nova Scotia, providing services to 182 schools. Students and families in every county of Nova Scotia will benefit from greater access to support services and after-school programs with the expansion of SchoolsPlus to 29 more schools. “I’ve always believed that education is the cornerstone of our province’s future success,” said Premier Stephen McNeil. “SchoolsPlus offers students and their families the support and services they need, in a safe, inclusive space and this expansion means those services will be more accessible than ever before.” The premier was at Tallahassee Community School in Eastern Passage, today, June 18, with Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Karen Casey, to announce the four new hub sites as part of the SchoolsPlus expansion. The new hub sites are: Dr. T.L. Sullivan Junior High School, Florence, Cape Breton Regional Municipality, which will also serve nine other schools École secondaire du Sommet, Halifax, which will serve two other schools Tallahassee Community School, Eastern Passage, which will serve nine other schools Park View Education Centre, Bridgewater, Lunenburg Co., which will serve three other schoolslast_img

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