Calls for moratorium on school closures in Ontario

This is a story West Niagara will be watching closely with plans to close three high schools in the area.

 Ontario's Progressive Conservatives are calling for a moratorium on school closures in the province and a review of the guidelines that determine them.

P-C Leader Patrick Brown says school closures have a devastating impact on their communities.

Premier Kathleen Wynne notes those decisions are made by school boards, but says the government has urged the boards to think twice before closing schools.

In West Niagara, the DSBN is looking at amalgamating Beamsville District Secondary School, Grimsby Secondary School and South Lincoln High School and building a new school.

School trustees will be making a final decision on March 28. 

You can find more information on the board's proposal by clicking here.