Tuesday, January 14, 2014

School Review: Community Leaders Call For Change

Some prominent figures in Lunenburg County are calling for an overhaul of the school review process. A series of consultation meetings are underway across the province. The school review process determines the future of rural schools dealing with declining enrolment. Roughly 50 people attended a meeting last night at Park View Education Centre. Lunenburg Mayor Rachel Bailey says the process needs to put more emphasis on what's best for students.

Meanwhile, Municipality of Lunenburg Mayor Don Downe says old schools, many beyond repair, are creating a financial burden on taxpayers after they are closed. He'd like to see municipalities at the decision making table. A series of recommendations to reshape the process will be given to the education minister by the end of next month.