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Debate over Stuart Wood closure continues

The school district is hosting a public information session Thursday evening to discuss the potential closure of Stuart Wood School.
March 27, 2014 - 11:27 AM

KAMLOOPS — Tonight more voices will be heard on a current proposal to close down Stuart Wood School in downtown and realign several other schools to make room in a different building for those students.

Many people have been lamenting the idea since the school district first made the proposal public in November. Many letters were received over the next couple months, most voicing concern over the loss of a traditional downtown elementary school, and tonight more voices will be heard as the district hosts a public meeting.

Due to declining enrolment at some schools and the age of the current Stuart Wood building the district proposes moving all Beattie School of Arts students into the downtown campus, which would open up the McGill campus. The Stuart Wood students would then be moved to the empty McGill location for the beginning of the 2016-17 school year. This is just one part of a larger overall realignment within the district.

The meeting will be held tonight, Thursday, March 27, at the Henry Grube Education Centre at 245 Kitchener Cres. starting at 7 p.m. There will be presentations on the possible consolidation of the Beattie School of Arts students, closure of Stuart Wood and relocation of staff and students from the aging school to the Beattie campus.

Petitions and presentations are welcome and there will be an opportunity for people to express their concerns, though time may be limited.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Jennifer Stahn at jstahn@infotelnews.ca or call 250-819-3723. To contact an editor, email mjones@infotelnews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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