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Spring is in the air and we're in that final rush where students are preparing for spring fairs, multicultural nights, music concerts and classroom field trips. Amidst all this revelry, much to the chagrin of secondary students, end of year projects and final exams are looming.
As many of you know, the board is under pressure from the Ministry of Education to sell school sites including two in our area -- Silver Creek and Buttonwood. Both of these are buildings that have not operated as regular schools for several decades. They do, however, house valuable community programs. Silver Creek has a special needs daycare and a program for children with autism and specials needs. Buttonwood has a private daycare that provides spaces for 100 children as well as a private Italian school that also serves about 50 pre-schoolers.
Public consultations on these sites have now been confirmed.
Buttonwood: Tuesday, May 24, 6:30-8:30 pm, Richview CI Cafeteria and Rooms 141-142
Silver Creek: Thursday, May 26, 6:30-8:30 pm, Richview CI Cafeteria and Rooms 141-142
Our new director, John Malloy, is reorganizing the board into four learning centres that should be more responsive to local needs and will reallocate resources to better serve individual schools and students. The plan is still be developed but I will keep you informed as this important initiative evolves.
As always, it’s an honour to serve as your Trustee. If you have any questions or comments, please email me at email@example.com.