Local mom tackles Connaught problems head on

A Cathedral Area parent has launched a fundraising campaign to finance the repairs needed to keep Connaught School open in September. Kate Smart decided to take action after learning it would cost only an estimated $20,000 to satisfy an engineer’s recommendation for safe school operations in 2014-2015.

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Board to hold feedback meeting

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Cathedral Area residents will gather at the Connaught School gym this Tuesday evening to discuss options for the school’s future with school board administrators. An engineer’s report states repairs to the front steps and a portion of the southeast corner must be made if the school is to remain open in September. At a meeting with school council members last week, a board representative said the repairs are estimated to cost about $20,000.

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School community wants action, not closure

Community members are calling for action to avoid the closure of Ecole Connaught Community School. An engineering consultant’s report that includes a recommendation to close the school in June was tabled at last night’s school board meeting.

“Displacing 350 students in the middle of a population boom should be the last idea on the list, not the first,” said Rene Dumont, chair of Save Our Connaught Heritage. (more…)