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Leamington PARC Decision

NEWS RELEASE                                 

Greater Essex County District School Board 451 Park Street West, Windsor ON N9A 6K1

519-255- 3200

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 8, 2017

Contact: Public Relations Officer Scott Scantlebury

Phone: 519-255-3200 ext. 10224

Trustees Make Final Decisions in Leamington PARC

- one school to close -

The GECDSB Board of Trustees voted to close Mill Street Public School as of June 30, 2017 during a special public meeting at Leamington District Secondary School to conclude the Leamington Program and Accommodation Review.

Trustees also voted to create a JK-SK French Immersion program at Gore Hill Public School beginning in September, 2017 with a grade level added each year thereafter. This would be for the entire Leamington family of schools.

The recommendation to submit a business case to the Ministry of Education for a new building to consolidate the Gore Hill and M.D. Bennie school communities was not supported by Trustees.

Boundary adjustments affecting 3 schools were approved. Students currently attending the schools will receive a limited exemption, without transportation, to remain where they are until graduation.

The current M.D. Bennie PS boundary north (including) Mersea Road 3 and east (including) Hodgins Street, which is north of the abandoned track, will become part of the Mt. Carmel-Blytheswood Public School boundary.

The current Queen Elizabeth PS boundary that is west of Erie Street (including the west side of the street) will become part of the M.D. Bennie PS boundary.

For more information contact Public Relations Officer Scott Scantlebury @ 519-255-3200 ext. 10224 or 519-995-5797.