Louisbourg Group Calling for Resignation of School Board Members
The group trying to save the school in Louisbourg is calling for members of the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board to resign.
The George D. Lewis Gateways to Opportunity Society held a news conference today after it says the School Board has once again turned down its proposal for a hub school.
The move comes after the Society got approval from Education Minister Karen Casey for a hub school pilot project.
The Society is trying to keep George D. Lewis School open by getting local businesses and government organizations to rent space in the building.
Society interim manager Brett Hanham says they got a letter from the board saying it’s decided not to go ahead with the pilot project as supported by the province.
Hanham adds the Board has given them no reason for its decision.
The society says, if the board doesn’t resign, the Department of Education should step in and strip the board of its authority and appoint replacements.
The Society notes such an action was taken in 2006, when the Halifax Regional School Board was stripped of its authority.
Karen Casey was serving as Education Minister under Tory Premier Rodney MacDonald at the time.