Wednesday, October 1, 2014

School vote slated

Rainy River District School Board trustees are expected to vote on the proposed consolidation of Donald Young, Crossroads, and Sturgeon Creek schools during their regular meeting here tonight.
It also is likely the trustees will vote against administration’s recommendation to consolidate the three district schools after voicing their opinions at a committee of the whole meeting last month.

They all seemed to indicate, at that time, that they would prefer to keep all schools open, and continue regular maintenance and repair.
The Accommodation Review Committees from each school have been pushing to keep their respective schools open.
Also at tonight’s meeting, trustees will:
•recognize McCrosson-Tovell School, which was one of 15 schools across Canada to be chosen to participate in the “Classroom Champions” program this year;
•hear a presentation on Anishinaabe 101 and 201 (professional development for the Rainy River District School Board); and
•review correspondence directed to the minister of transportation, from the chair of school board, regarding the condition of two secondary highways within the Rainy River District.
The meeting will take place at the Education Centre (board office) starting at 7 p.m.

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