(Above: Public board trustee Lynn Scott.)
Over 50 people were at Johnny Leroux Arena Thursday night to hear the latest about the push for a public high school in Stittsville.
A dozen buses a day transport Stittsville teenagers to South Carleton High School in Richmond. For nearly 10 years, the public school board has identified a Stittsville high school as a priority, but so far they have not received funding from the province. The project currently #2 on the board’s priority list.
The meeting included an update from parents Jenny Guth and Jennifer Smith, and a Q&A session with public officials including mayor Jim Watson, councillor Shad Qadri, public trustee Lynn Scott, Catholic trustee John Curry, and Brad McNulty from MPP Jack Maclaren’s office.
The crowd heard that the biggest roadblock for getting funding appears to be that South Carleton is about 300 students under capacity. The Ministry of Education will likely not approve funding for another high school in the area until there is a clear and current need for more capacity.
For a full account of the meeting, check out our live tweets using hashtag #stittsvillehigh.
Here are two slide decks that were presented at the meeting by the organizers.
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