TCRCE 2019-2020 Budget

A message from Dr. Chris Boulter, TCRCE Regional Executive Director.

 

Hello everyone,

I wanted to sincerely thank all Tri-County students, staff and parents/guardians for a great 2018-19. I’m grateful to have joined TCRCE at the start of April, and am really looking forward to starting my first full year in the Region in September. I would like to congratulate all of the TCRCE high school graduates who are sure to discover new and exciting opportunities for years to come.

Our goal is to provide TCRCE students the tools and support needed to succeed. In addition to the incredible work from our teachers and staff, the Province continues to invest in student supports. That’s why I’m happy to share that this marks the 6th year in a row that the overall budget for education in our Region has increased.

Here’s a look at what these investments mean for TCRCE students come September:

    • Class caps will stay in place for Grades P-12 to keep class sizes small
    • An increase in non-teaching positions (detailed below)
    • Access to the Reading Recovery program to provide specialized support to any Grade 1 student struggling with reading
    • Access to SchoolsPlus for each school to connect students and families to social work, justice, mental health and recreation services
    • Access to Pre-Primary for every 4 year old in our Region

Below, you will find a link to more information about TCRCE’s budget for the 2019-20 school year.

2019-2020 Budget

As mentioned above, there are many new initiatives and supports that we are looking forward to in TCRCE for the coming year. From the Commission on Inclusive Education report, we are receiving 18 new positions in the Region. In addition, we are expanding our Alternate Program to include 4 additional positions for the coming year. This funding also comes from the Commission on Inclusive Education.

I’m also pleased to announce that we will be one of two Regions in the Province to initiate the Technology Advantage Program (TAP) this coming Fall. This is a tremendous opportunity for the Region, and comes with three additional positions to support student learning.

As many of you know, we will be opening the new Yarmouth Elementary School in September. This state-of-the-art facility will be a great addition to the Region. We will also be opening a new Skills Trades building at Digby Regional High School, which will enhance learning opportunities in the area. Finally, as noted above, I am happy to report that all schools in TCRCE will have access to the Pre-Primary program starting next year.

I wish you a safe and restful summer, and look forward to working with you in the Fall. Should you have any questions, please contact me at chris.boulter@tcrce.ca.

All the best.

Shelburne Regional High School Robofest Championship

Shelburne Regional High School Robofest Championship

Pictured from left are Huy (Daniel) Nguyen, Marcell Garcia Tejada, Mia Huskilson, Mya Chidiac, Elsi Himmelman

Shelburne Regional High School students recently traveled to Southfield, Michigan to the 20th Robofest World Championship. While there they competed against teams from 15 other countries and were one of only two Canadian teams at the event.

TCRCE Staffing Timelines

TRI-COUNTY REGIONAL CENTRE FOR EDUCATION
HUMAN RESOURCES
Time Lines for Staffing 2019-2020

Placement of surplus teachers will be prior to and possibly during Round #1 and/or Round #2

Administrative Round – Internal / External
 Post – On or before, April 29, 2019
 Close – May 3, 2019 at 11:59PM.

Teacher Initiated Transfers – Round #1
 Post – On or before Thursday, May 16, 2019
 Close – Monday, May 20, 2017 at 11:59PM.

Teacher Initiated Transfers – Round #2
 Post – On or before Friday, May 24, 2019
 Close – Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 11:59PM.

Term Recall Round #3 – Open to term teachers with recall rights only (A, B, C, and D Status) for permanent and 100% term Positions. Also open to Permanent and second year probationary teachers for permanent positions only.
 Post – On or before Tuesday, June 4, 2019
 Close – Friday, June 7, 2019 at 11:59PM.

Open Round #4 (remaining permanent and term positions, less than 100% positions)
 Post – On or before Monday, June 17, 2019
 Close – Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 11:59PM.

To view all job postings and to apply visit https:jobs.ednet.ns.ca or click here  

All Permanent and Term employees ensure you are logging and applying internally (click here), email kdeveau@tcrce.ca for a password reset if you are unable to login.

Inclusive Education Announcement

Today at 1:15p.m., Zach Churchill, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development announced the second round of inclusive education supports for students and children across Nova Scotia.

We have increased investment and supports for the upcoming school year, reaffirming our commitment to inclusive education.  These supports will help more students receive the supports they need to reach higher levels of achievement and well-being.

To read the news release visithttps://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20190502002 

Further information and details about today’s announcement is available at www.ednet.ns.ca/inclusiveeducation

TCRCE ADMINISTRATIVE VACANCIES

The Tri-County Regional Centre for Education (TCRCE) has the following administrative vacancies open:

  • Principal, Digby Regional High School – Permanent
  • Principal, Plymouth School – Permanent
  • Principal, Clark’s Harbour Elementary School – Permanent
  • Principal, Carleton Consolidated School – Term
  • Vice-Principal, Digby Regional High School – Term
  • Vice-Principal, Hillcrest Academy – Permanent
  • Coordinator of Literacy, Primary to 12 – Permanent
  • Equity Consultant – Permanent
  • Technology Advantage Program (TAP) Lead – Permanent

Deadline to apply is Friday, May 3, 2019, 11:59 p.m.

For a full job description and to apply, visit https://jobs.ednet.ns.ca/go/Tri-County-Regional-School-Board/2296117/

To learn more about TCRCE, please visit https://tcrce.ca

TCRCE recognizes the need for increased representation in our schools of persons of African Canadian and First Nations ancestry. We encourage and welcome applications from persons who culturally identify with these communities.

REGIONAL HERITAGE FAIR AGENDA – May 2, 2019

REGIONAL HERITAGE FAIR AGENDA – May 2, 2019

The TCRCE’s Regional Heritage Fair is scheduled for May 2, 2019 at NSCC Burridge, Yarmouth.  The agenda for the day is as follows:

9:00 a.m.     Opening Ceremony
9:10 a.m.     Judging Begins
9:40 a.m.     REFRESHMENT BREAK
9:50 a.m.     Judging Continues/Workshops for Students
10:50 a.m.    REFRESHMENT BREAK
11:00 a.m.    Judging Continues/Workshops for Students
12:00 noon    *Lunch for Heritage Fair Participants: 12:15 Museum &/or Art Galley 
12:45 p.m.    Final Judging - Museum Tour &/or Sweeney Museum for Students
1:45 p.m.     Closing Ceremonies (public is welcome to attend)

*Students will remain with their assigned teacher chaperones for lunch.  
We are unable to accommodate parents and other guests for lunch and ask 
that you do not make plans to take your child out for lunch.
TCRCE EDUCATION WEEK AWARD RECIPIENTS

TCRCE EDUCATION WEEK AWARD RECIPIENTS

The Tri-County Regional Centre for Education would like to congratulate the following employees for receiving the 2019 Education Week Awards at the ceremony on April 15th in Halifax.

This year’s theme was: Inclusive Education – helping our students and children succeed, which recognized educators and school support staff who have gone above and beyond in providing inclusive supports to students, make them feel welcomed, appropriately challenged, and supported in their efforts.

Teacher Assistant 3 day workshop

The Tri-County Centre for Education is recruiting persons with interest to work as a Casual Teacher Assistant (TA) for the 2019/2020 school year.

There will be a FREE three (3) day training/workshop on working as a Teacher Assistant (TA) in the Public School System for qualified and unqualified persons.

DATES: June 25, 26, & 27, 2019 (you must be available to attend all three days)
LOCATION: Yarmouth – you will receive an email with details once a decision has been made on your application.
TIME: 9AM – 3PM

BELOW IS A LIST OF ITEMS YOU MUST PROVIDE TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THE TRAINING/WORKSHOP & BEFORE REGISTERING:

1. Complete a Child Abuse Register Check
(See form & instructions on TCRCE Human Resources website (click here )

2. Complete Vulnerable Sector/Criminal Records Checks
(See instructions on TCRCE Human Resources website & for the letter needed to apply for these security checks (click here)

3. Complete a Resume with three (3) work related references
(These must be from your immediate supervisors)

*TCRCE will accept security checks up to 3 months old*

ONCE YOU HAVE ALL THE ABOVE DOCUMENTATION YOU CAN REGISTER BY:

1. Complete the online profile to apply at https://jobs.ednet.ns.ca (click here)
2. Attach above documents to this profile before applying

Deadline for registration is June 7, 2019.
For more information you can visit our website at https://www.tcrce.ca/ or contact kdeveau@tcrce.ca

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