Skip to content. Accessibility info.
Joint Release from
Halifax Regional Municipality Community Recreation Services
and the Halifax Regional School Board
(Wednesday, June 28/2000)-- Halifax Regional Municipality's Community Recreation Services and the Halifax Regional School Board are partnering to offer some non-credit programs previously offered by the board through HRM.
The discussions are the result of a School Board decision to focus on its mandate to offer Primary to Grade 12 education and to seek community partners to offer programs outside that mandate. The Board will continue to offer courses for high school credit.
Following a review of School Board programs, approximately 30% were found to fit within the Community Recreation Services mandate-- although the number of programs offered will vary.
Additional programs have been added to HRM's Fall Program Catalog in partial response to the elimination of the previously-offered School Board programs. Recreation resources within HRM were reduced in 1998 due to budgetary impacts. HRM will continue to assess program demand and is willing to deliver additional recreational programs, if feasible and depending on current HRM staff resources.
HRM and School Board officials are continuing to meet to work out continuing access to school facilities by the regional municipality and the community. A reciprocal agreement is currently being negotiated.
The School Board will continue to explore new partnerships which result in further program offerings to the general public.
- 30 -
HRM Corporate Communications Officer
Halifax Regional School Board