Chignecto Central Regional Centre for Education (CCRCE) administers educational programs, supports, and services within the boundaries of Colchester County, Cumberland County, Pictou County, and the Municipality of East Hants. Our 67 schools provide excellent educational opportunities to almost 20,000 students in grades Primary to 12, including international students, as well as pre-primary programs.
CCRCE will begin the 2019-20 school year with a new System Improvement Plan. The plan was constructed collaboratively with as many system voices as possible. It will focus our collective efforts on a few, high leverage strategies intended to complement school-based Student Success Plans in Raising the Bar and Closing the Gaps. This plan embodies the Vision, Mission, and Values that were unveiled in 2018. The system improvement planning process has been a shared approach involving the other Regions, the CSAP Board and the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (EECD), to further advance our provincial focus on enhancing coherence and alignment in public education.
The 2019-2020 budget remains focused on key initiatives which will have a direct and positive impact on the priorities identified in the 2019-2020 Business Plan. It should be noted that while the Business Plan follows the fiscal year of April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020, many priorities and initiatives continue throughout the course of the instructional year from September 2019 to June 2020.
In addition to CCRCE’s vision, mission and values and the new System Improvement Plan, further considerations for the Business Plan are as follows:
- The EECD Business Plan 2019-2020
- The EECD Five Year Strategic Plan 2015-2020
- The recommendations from the Council to Improve Classroom Conditions
- The recommendations from Raise the Bar: A Coherent and Responsive Education Administrative System for Nova Scotia report.
- The recommendations from Students First, the report of the Commission on Inclusive Education.
The 2018-19 Annual Report of Achievements section in the 2019 - 2020 Business Plan provides data and actions that evidence implementation of successful learning practices throughout our region. Our approach to school improvement continues to be based on building a culture of collaborative professionalism with practices to successfully support this culture and follows the improvement framework via the Nova Scotia Department of Education and Early Childhood Development’s Student Success Planning process.
Click here to review the 2019-2020 CCRCE Business Plan