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.
2020-21 will mark CCRCE's second year of a new System Improvement Plan. The plan brings focus to our collective efforts on 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 2020-2021 budget remains focused on key initiatives which will have a direct and positive impact on the priorities identified in the 2020-2021 Business Plan. It should be noted that while the Business Plan follows the fiscal year of April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021, many priorities and initiatives continue throughout the course of the instructional year from September 2020 to June 2021.
It should also be noted that priorities within both the System Improvement Plan and Business Plan reflect current realities of implementation as impacted by COVID 19 and Public Health restrictions which have delayed progress and required adjustments to strategy and timelines.
In addition to CCRCE’s vision, mission and values and our System Improvement Plan, further considerations for the Business Plan are as follows:
- The EECD Business Plan 2020-21
- 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 and and the resulting Inclusive Education Policy of Nova Scotia.
The 2019-20 Annual Report of Achievements section in the 2020 - 2021 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.