Hub School Meeting in Louisbourg, Tonight
The group formed to bring a hub school to Louisbourg is holding a public meeting tonight to discuss the School Board’s rejection of the idea.
The Board voted last week to turn down the proposal from the George D. Lewis Hub School Society and close the school at the end of this school year.
Hub School Society Vice-president Brett Hanham says, as far as they’re concerned, the hub school project is still going ahead.
He adds their options include picketing the school board office and going to the province.
The hub school model sees parts of the school building rented out to community groups or government agencies.
The School Board say an independent assessment of the Louisbourg proposal found it didn’t satisfy the requirement to demonstrate financial sustainability over a five to ten-year period.
It adds the proposal also didn’t include firm funding commitments from potential tenants, donors or government agencies.
Tonight’s meeting is scheduled to take place at George D. Lewis School, starting at 7:15.