Bridgeport Parents say Schools Are Not Safe for Children
A presentation will be made to the Cape Breton Victoria Regional School Board on Monday by a group of parents from Bridgeport.
Leslie Cosnick has four children at Bridgeport School and says there is mold and subsidence at John Bernard Croak School and fire safety problems at Tompkins Elementary.
She says that the school board is overlooking the health and safety concerns of those buildings and that they are not suitable for children in September.
Bridgeport will close at the end of the school year with its Grade Primary-5 students going to John Bernard Croak.
Meanwhile former government marine inspector Brennon MacLean from Bridgeport sent a letter to provincial Education minister Karen Casey saying that Tompkins is lacking modern firefighting protection.
School board chair Lorne Green said all of their schools are safe and that the board’s decision is final.