Small Crowd At Glace Bay Area School Closure Meeting
A crowd of less than 60 showed up for the final public consultation on possible school closures in the Glace Bay family of schools at Glace Bay High, last night.
However, the chair of Dominion’s MacDonald Elementary School advisory committee, Paul Prince did present a petition with more than 12-hundred signatures to Board Chair Lorne Green.
The document calls for the building of a new school for area elementary students.
A crowd of about 350 came out for last month’s meeting where a committee that reviewed school closure options presented its final recommendations.
They include the closure of MacDonald Elementary in Dominion and Tompkins Elementary in Reserve Mines with students from those schools going to a renovated and expanded Bridgeport School.
John Bernard Croak V.C. Memorial School in Glace Bay was also slated for closure with students there moving to St. Anne’s Elementary when the student population declines to a certain point.
As well, the committee said Gowrie Memorial should close with the students that school being absorbed by Donkin School.
The Board is due to make its final decision on school closures when it meets on April 12th.