Harrow District High School, Western Secondary School Recommended To Close

Friday September 11th, 2015

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Changes may be coming to public schools in Essex County next year.

The following are the Greater Essex County School Board Director’s recommendations for the future of several county schools.

  • That Harrow District High School close effective June 2016 and be declared surplus to the board’s needs. The grade 9-12 students will transition to Kingsville District High School. The grade 7 and grade 8 students will transition back to Harrow Public School, creating a JK to grade 8 school.
    Harrow Public School will be a feeder school to Kingsville District High School.
  • That Western Secondary School close effective June 2016 and be declared surplus to the board’s needs. All the locally developed curriculum coursestudents will transition to their local in-district high school based on their residence. All high schools in the board will offer the LDCC programming. Transportation will be provided to students in district based on transportation policy.

The plan calls for a business case to be presented to the government for the building of a new JK to Grade 12 school in Kingsville to house Kingsville secondary school and Jack Miner and Kingsville elementary schools.

A separate business case will be prepared to build a new school to replace General Amherst

The director’s recommendations will then be presented to trustees at the regular meeting of the Board on September 15th at 7pm for approval.

A final decision will then be made by trustees at a special meeting of the Board on October 13th at 7pm.

The complete report can be found here.

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