School Board

NDP Education Critic Lorraine Michael

NDP Education Critic Lorraine Michael (MHA, St. John’s East-Quidi Vidi) says the Board of the province’s English School District is completely unjustified in its latest “premature and unnecessary” announcement concerning Whitbourne Elementary. On Friday, July 29, a judge told the NLESD it had not followed correct procedures to close the school, and ordered a reversal of the decision.

 
NDP Education critic Lorraine Michael

NDP Education Critic Lorraine Michael (MHA, St. John’s East-Quidi Vidi) says the unelected school board is apparently preparing to close schools in the province based on faulty reasoning and out-of-date facts.

 
NDP Education Critic Lorraine Michael

NDP Education Critic Lorraine Michael (MHA, St. John’s East-Quidi Vidi) says government must act to prevent the unelected school board closing schools. Michael says parents, students, and school councils have been outspoken in their opposition but the board is refusing to pay attention.

 
St. John's Centre MHA Gerry Rogers

St. John’s Centre MHA Gerry Rogers persisted today in her efforts to get the Minister of Education to postpone decisions on school closures until there is an elected English School Board for the province. The current board was appointed by the previous government when it merged the four existing school boards into one in 2013; there have been no elections for almost seven years..

 
St. John's Centre MHA Gerry Rogers

Today in the House of Assembly, St. John’s Centre MHA Gerry Rogers revisited questions which the Minister of Education would not answer when she asked them last week. Since 2011, four schools in St. John’s Centre have been closed, and Holy Cross Junior High on Rickett’s Road faces the same fate.

 
St. John's Centre MHA Gerry Rogers

St. John’s Centre MHA Gerry Rogers says appointed school trustees should not be allowed to close a junior high school in her district. Holy Cross Junior High is one of five schools in the province facing closure at next month’s school board meeting.

 

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