Thursday, February 04, 2010

School District school closure consultations continue through February and March

School District 52 continues its process of consultations this month, as they provide forums for parents at Westview, Port Edward School and Roosevelt Park School to share their thoughts on the potential closure of any or all of the three schools effective August 31, 2011.

With the School District seemingly dedicated to its plan to merge the two high schools at Charles Hays Secondary and create a middle school at the current PRSS site, the existing elementary schools could see both their grade six and seven classes relocated to the planned new school as part of a grade reconfiguration.

It's a move that combined with declining enrollment, increases the chances that more changes will be in store for the elementary system and the district's schools. All points that no doubt will be covered in these consultations.

Westview parents had their open forum on Wednesday night.
Port Eward parents will meet at their school tonight from 6:30 to 9:00 pm while Roosevelt Park parents have a bit more time to prepare their presentations with their session not planned until Tuesday, March 2nd from 630 to 9 pm, all sessions are planned for the respective schools gymnasiums.

The School District has included its power point presentation on its website to outline some of the talking points for the planned information sessions.

Public presentations are to be made by prior request, with four 1o minute presentation time slots available per meeting, parents can also provide a written submission on the proposed closures outlining their thoughts and concerns on what promises to be a very controversial bit of decision making for the School District's trustees.

Full details on the process for commentary can be found on the School District website.

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