This Div is a JS Trigger


English Arabic French
English Arabic French

Facilitators Appointed for School Review of Auburn Drive & Cole Harbour District Families

October 20, 2016

The Halifax Regional School Board has appointed LaMeia Reddick and Robert Wright to facilitate the school review process for the Auburn Drive and Cole Harbour District Family of Schools.

Both facilitators have a wealth of experience in community consultation and engaging diverse stakeholders.

LaMeia, a graduate of Auburn Drive High School, has worked with many different groups including the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission, Nova Scotia Barristers Society, Avalon Sexual Assault Centre, Housing Nova Scotia, Leave Out Violence (LOVe), and Hope Blooms.

Robert, a registered social worker (RSW) and sociologist, has experience and education in areas of child welfare, education, mediation, direct practice, forensics and cultural competence. He has worked with a number of non-profit and government agencies throughout Canada and the United States over the past 30 years

The Governing School Board passed a motion to initiate the school review process involving most schools within the Auburn Drive and Cole Harbour Family of Schools on September 14, 2016. The schools involved include:

Auburn Drive High Cole Harbour District High
Astral Drive Junior High Ross Road School
Graham Creighton Junior High Sir Robert Borden Junior High
Astral Drive Elementary Atlantic View Elementary
Bell Park Academic Centre Colonel John Stuart Elementary
Caldwell Road Elementary George Bissett Elementary
Colby Village Elementary Nelson Whynder Elementary
Humber Park Elementary Robert Kemp Turner Elementary
Joseph Giles Elementary  

Under the school review process, a School Options Committee (SOC) will now be formed. The SOC will be tasked with studying the issue, reviewing the data and providing their best advice to the school board on how to move forward. The SOC will include two school advisory council (SAC) members from each school involved in the review.

The school review process will take between six and nine months to complete. There will be at least three public meetings. These will provide opportunities for the public to get involved and help author ideas.

To learn more about the school review process, click here.