A Call To Halt Potential School Closures In Essex County

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There's a call for local school boards to declare a moratorium on program accommodation reviews and potential school closures.

Lakeshore Councillor Tracey Bailey believes closures are based solely on provincial funding and not on future growth patterns. "I want them to study the school rural community schools further and certainly complete the results and send some recommendations around that."

"It seems like the decisions are being made from far away so the local impact isn't considered" says Bailey." The growth patterns right here in Lakeshore, right here on the ground and in our own community aren't being looked at or investigated as part of this review.

Lakeshore council plans to send letters to the Greater Essex County District School Board and the Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board as well as the Ministry of Education, Premier Kathleen Wynne and Essex MPP Taras Natyshak.

Accommodation reviews are currently underway at the local public and French catholic boards.