Strengthening or surviving education in Ontario’s rural communities
The Ministry’s discussion paper, Supporting Students and Communities: A Discussion Paper to Strengthen Education in Ontario’s Rural and Remote Communities [pdf] is expected “to guide our digital and in-person discussions based on the following questions:
- What are the opportunities for school boards to share space in your area? How can the provincial government and school boards support that?
- How can we ensure that the impact of schools on local communities is given full consideration?
- How can we best recognize the unique funding needs of rural and remote areas?”
The guide includes sections on: the sustainable use of school space in rural communities; the school as a community hub; sharing spaces; school closures; supporting quality education across the province.
Check it out! Rowan