Rural school closings in news
School closings typically invite negative community reactions and over the past couple of days, the Toronto Star has reported on this. See Kirstin Rushoway’s The scoop on school closings (Chapman’s Ice Cream has offered to by a school property and lease it back to local school board) and Nicole Thompson’s article Ontario parents protest a slew of rural school closures, claim funding model is faulty (length of time spent being bussed is detrimental to students especially if they are interested in extracurricular activities).
For more info on this topic, check:
- People of Education > News > Education in the News> . Note that on the right hand side, you can search/filter these items by subject, eg school closings.
- CBC news report Threat of rural Ontario school closures dominates Question Period at Queen’s Park
- Ontario Ministry of Education Pupil Accommodation Reviews page which includes various guides and documents including Community Planning and Partnerships Guideline
Check it out! Rowan