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Monday, November 14, 2011

Parents Get To Have Their Say On Possible School Closures

The District 8 Education Council has scheduled more meetings this week to talk about the possible closure of three schools, including Morna Heights, in favour of a brand new school in Grand Bay-Westfield. 

The town's Mayor Grace Losier tells CHSJ News a new school has been needed in Grand Bay-Westfield for some time to enhance the education opportunities for young people and local M-L-A Dr. Jim Parrot is also on board.

The first meeting is tomorrow night in Morna Heights school where the criticism of the the possible closure has been the most vocal starting at 7:00.

Mayor Ivan Court plans to make a presentation arguing against shutting down the school. He claims it would be bad for the city's economy.

Grand Bay Elementary and Inglewood might also be closed with the final decision resting with the Provincial Education Department.