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Sunday December 11th, 2016

Posted at 2:31pm

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The public school board is looking to make changes to schools in the east end.

Board administration is proposing that they carry out a standard program accommodation review that includes Eastwood, Forest Glade, and Parkview Public Schools.

According to the board, there is an excess of 502 student spaces between the three schools, with Eastwood using 271 of 392 available student spaces, Forest Glade using 517 of their 804 available spaces, and Parkview with 234 students in a building that holds 328 students.

The board will look to submit a school consolidation capital business case to the Ministry of Education that would see a new 535 pupil school built.  The new JK to grade 8 school would be a consolidation of the Eastwood and Parkview student populations, with the site to be determined.

Those two schools would then be closed and declared surplus to the board’s needs.

Forest Glade would see its capacity reduced from 804 student spaces to 540 spaces.

The board report says that the changes are needed because “over the years there has been a significant decline in the area”.

The board will decide at their meeting on December 13th the next steps.

You can read the full report here.

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