Check-In, Monday, September 16th

Good Morning County! Happy Monday!

So, lots of information this morning starting with two elections! 

First, one of our amazing Provincial Executive members, Paul Boudreau, has been given a temporary position as a staff officer for the NSTU. That means that we have a position open for a person to sit on the Provincial Executive.

This one is a bit odd in that Paul just got elected to his position. Thus, there is potential for the successful candidate to be able to sit on the Provincial Executive for almost six years! We feel that the candidates, (and the membership) should be aware of the implications of this decision before voting day on October  29th. Interested candidates are asked to read this informational handout and apply by 4 pm on September 27th.

We also have a spot open on our local executive for the VP of Professional development. This person sits on the article 60 committee and looks after the Halifax Local PD fund. If you are interested, click here to find out more and to download the application.

Please note that applications will only be accepted via e-mail. Do not fax the forms to the office.

In other news, for those of you who may be considering hanging up the old dry erase brush, registration for the upcoming NSTU-sponsored Pre-Retirement Seminars for HRCE teachers is now open and will remain open until September 20. The registration form is in the dropdown menu of myhrce. Please note that confirmation of registration does not constitute approval to attend one of the two day seminars. Teachers will be notified by email by September 23 whether their request to attend has been granted.

The Seminars will be on the following dates: December 16 & 17, January 13 & 14, and February 19 & 20. Please direct questions to Anne Patterson, Manager, Compensation & Benefits at

Finally, I am personally very excited to announce that nominations for this year’s INSPIRE awards are now open. These awards are an opportunity for teacher to recognize some of the great work that is being done by their colleagues within their schools. Any Halifax County member is eligible for nomination, and all that is required is that the member send a brief write up of what makes that teacher so awesome. Winners will be chosen by random, and will receive the award in a small ceremony hosted at their school by the local President. They will also have a write up about them posted in the Chronicle Herald.

To nominate someone in your school or to find out more,  send an e-mail to

That’s it for this week county. As always, reach out with any questions/concerns.


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