Save H.M. MacDonald Elementary School

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April 19, 2017,  Mr. Ford Rice presented a motion that was put forth by the board at the Strait Regional School Board Meeting, to close H. M. MacDonald Elementary School, in Maryvale NS, effective June 2017.  The review process for the Dr. John Hugh Gillis Regional High School Feeder System to this point had made only a brief mention of closing HM MacDonald School, and had dismissed it as an option due to the fact that it does not address utilization concerns at the Dr. J.H.Gillis. The annual operational budget is insignificant, particularly when compared with the operational budget of Dr. J.H. Gillis itself, an issue that is not being addressed by the current motions put forth by the board.  It was also dismissed due to the excessive distance that many students from HM would have to travel to receive their education, if they were to close HM.  The entire review process has been focused on AEC, and the members of the board have had access to technical reports, as well as wonderful and well informed advocacy from the parents and community for keeping AEC open.  With the final vote on these motions in one week, HM MacDonald and the community that supports it are being denied that opportunity.  We are also being presented with an excessively aggressive deadline for closure.  We disagree with the boards motion to close H.M.MacDonald, and implore all members of the board to vote to keep our school open.

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