Low enrolment puts Munster Elementary School at risk of closure

Munster Elementary School

EDITOR’S NOTE: Low enrolment at Munster Elementary  is putting the facility at risk of closure.  The school board is holding a public meeting in December to discuss options to keep the school open, including introducing a new french immersion program.

Any changes would trigger new school boundaries, which could affect students and schools in Stittsville. Options being considered by the school board including sending Munster students to A. Lorne Cassidy school as early as 2015-2016.  Another option to add a french immersion program could mean some students currently attending Westwind or A. Lorne Cassidy schools would be moved to Munster instead.

We want to hear from parents who may be affected by these changes. Send us a note a feedback@stittsvillecentral.ca or leave a comment below.


(Press release from the Ottawa District School Board)

Parents and interested community members are invited to attend a public meeting. Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Munster Elementary School, Gymnasium
7816 Bleeks Road
Presentation at 7:00 p.m.

Munster Elementary School is located in the Hamlet of Munster (7816 Bleeks Road) and currently offers a Regular English program to students residing in the western portion of the former Township of Goulbourn. The school’s enrolment has decreased significantly for the 2014-2015 school year and currently stands at 58 students.

The Board is seeking community input regarding increasing the current low enrolment at Munster Elementary School with the introduction of a new Early French Immersion program and whether or not that option is viable. Some action is likely required at the school for the 2015-2016 school year.

Following the Public Consultation Meeting on December 3rd and a review of input received from the community, a recommendation by staff will be brought forward to the Board’s Committee of the Whole in early 2015.

The report will provide the Board of Trustees with information regarding the viability of introducing a new Early French Immersion Program, including community input, and a recommended course of action for the accommodation of Munster Elementary School students in September 2015. A final decision by the Board of Trustees is scheduled to take place in early 2015.

More information can be found at


Leave a Reply