Nova Scotia: Teachers to face criminal background checks every five years

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    Teachers to face criminal background checks every five years

    Teachers in Nova Scotia will be required to get criminal background checks every five years, a move that comes after a handful of teachers this school year were charged with criminal offences involving students. Education Minister Zach Churchill introduced the amendments to the Education Act Wednesday at Province House. They will also require teachers to sign a declaration each school year to indicate if they've been convicted of or charged with a criminal offence. As they have in the past, teachers will be required to disclose immediately if they've been charged with or convicted of a criminal offence. "When parents ...


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