school closure

West Bench parents want their school taken off list of facilities being considered for closure

  • Posted on: 1 December 2015
  • By: Michael Brydon

Noting the potential for serious health and cultural impacts, parents of West Bench Elementary students are asking their community’s school be removed from the list of those identified for possible closure.

“Our whole community is dependent on that school. It’s how we stay connected, it’s how our friends know their neighbours, and we think that’s pretty important,” said Riley Gettens on behalf of the West Bench Parent Advisory Council.

Keep Westbench Elementary Open!

  • Posted on: 23 November 2015
  • By: Michael Brydon

As you may know, a group of West Bench residents has created a group to advocate to keep West Bench Elementary School open.  They have a Facebook page here.

Also, there is a public meeting on December 1st at 7 PM.

My original posting on this topic can be found here.

Update 03 Dec 2015:

A good turnout at the meeting.

 

 

West Bench Elementary closure potential

  • Posted on: 27 October 2015
  • By: Michael Brydon

I attended (most of) the School District 67 meeting last night on school closures.  The student enrollment projections for West Bench Elementary (click image on the left for a larger version) paint a very pessimistic picture.

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