Effort To Close Schools Underway
The effort to close 17 schools in the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School is already underway after the elected Board voted in favour of the move on Tuesday night.
Ten schools are due to close for good at the end of this school year.
Board superintendent Beth MacIsaac says board staff met with principals from the affected schools, yesterday.
She adds the principals will set up transition committees that will include the principals from both the closing school and the school that will be getting new students.
She goes on to say representatives from school advisory councils will also sit on the transition committees.
MacIsaac says the board will also work to figure out how school staff at all levels of the system will be affected by the closures.
Meanwhile, the union that represents 12-hundred support staff at Board schools describes the closures as devastating.
CUPE Local 5050 president Glenn MacPhee says some of their members have been working at some of the affected schools for their entire working lives and adds their futures now look very uncertain.