Reminder of Public Meeting WEDNESDAY, HRSB meeting

Update 8
Important Public Meeting – Wednesday January 24th at 7:00
Regarding the proposed closure of Le Marchant St Thomas, St Mary’s and Inglis Street Schools

Location – St Patrick’s High School Gymnasium
Carole Olsen, Superintendent of The Halifax Regional School Board, and Alan Lowe, Regional Education Officer of the Department of Education, will answer questions from the Student Advisory Councils (SACs) of Le Marchant St. Thomas, St Mary’s and Inglis Street Schools.

Come learn about the future of your childrens’ school!

HRSB Meeting – Wednesday January 31th, at 6:00
The public meeting with Howard Windsor is next week. Our tireless researcher Aubrey Fricker is presenting material to the Board at the meeting. The objectives of the presentation are to convince HRSB to do the research into the effect of school size and grade span on the quality of the school in its community and the real educational progress and achievements of children, present some new data, urban design facts and theory about community/neighbourhood schools, and encourage HRSB to work with HRM planning.

Aubrey will press Mr. Windsor to withdraw the 2005 construction (consolidation) plans from consideration by the Province, and to substitute better ones after public consultation and invite HRBS to help us convince the Department of Education, and especially the Construction Committee, to reform school planning.