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SRSB Staff Recommends Board Begin Review Process for Three Schools

posted Jan 25, 2011, 4:32 PM by Concerned Parents   [ updated Jan 26, 2011, 9:09 AM ]
At a poorly timed "Special Working Committee Meeting" of the Strait Regional School Board, 1:00pm on January 24, 2011 the Superintendent and Director of Operations presented the Infrastructure Rationalization 2010-2011 Screening Report to the Board.  The conclusion of this report is as follows:

Concerned Parents and Community Members are confused by this recommendation, given that less than a week ago (January 19, 2011) the same SRSB Staff presented several "cost-saving measures" to the Board, in response to the 22% Funding Reduction Exercise, and school closures were NOT included in the list.

Why would the SRSB Administration and Staff recommend pursuing an exercise that was earlier not considered worthy of pursuing as a "cost-saving measure", when they are well aware of the substantial work they will have to do to accommodate the anticipated funding cuts to Board budget in 2011-2012?

Press Reports Coverage of this decision is available:

Group plans to renew fight against SRSB

101.5 The Hawk.com January 26, 2011

Superintendent says review is "common practice"
101.5 The Hawk.com January 26, 2011

Board takes first step in review process
The Casket www.thecasket.ca (Heather MacAdam) January 25, 2011

SRSB staff recommends board review three schools for closure
101.5 The Hawk.com January 25, 211

SRSB staff recommend three schools for review
98.9 XFM.ca January 25, 2011
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