05/07/2014 01:37 EDT | Updated 07/07/2014 05:59 EDT

Panel reaching out to Nova Scotians on Thursday to help shape education policy

HALIFAX - A panel studying the future of education in Nova Scotia will be fanning out across the province Thursday to hold four separate events with students, parents, business leaders and community groups.

The Minister's Panel on Education says it wants all Nova Scotians to get involved in shaping education policy.

Panel chairwoman Myra Freeman and panel member Mike Henderson plan to visit students at Prince Andrew High School in the Dartmouth area of Halifax.

Panel member Gordon MacInnis is scheduled to speak with parents and members of the business community at the McConnell Memorial Library in Sydney.

Later in the day, panel member Tina Dixon is expected to speak with community members in Bear River.

In Amherst, panel member Donna O'Connell will speak to students at Amherst Regional High School.