07/16/2012 04:25 EDT | Updated 09/15/2012 05:12 EDT

Nova Scotia school board to shrink from 12 to eight members

BRIDGEWATER, N.S. - Four seats have been axed from a Nova Scotia school board.

The province's Utility and Review Board released a decision today ruling the South Shore school board would drop from 12 members down to eight.

The review board released it's 19-page decision a month after the regulatory board held a hearing in Bridgewater.

School board member Judith Sullivan-Corney says she doesn't believe the cut will hurt the future board, and that the decision was fair.

She says the review board based its decision on the public submissions it received.

A new board will be elected in October.