Monthly Archives: January 2007

“It is essential to the integrity of the process that the outcome of the review is not pre-determined” – School Closure Review Report – Jan 30, 07

The following recommendations have been proposed in the School Closure Process Review Final Report (available here) that was presented to the Minister today. The proposal recommends that the process no longer be a closure process, but a “review” process. The … Continue reading

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No stipend for you — Herald

One-man school board decides to strip payments from former board members. Click here to read the article in the Herald

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Meeting to establish a Citadel District School Association

When – Thursday, February 8, at 7pm-9pm Where – the Atlantic Room, Civic Centre, Halifax Forum Complex. Enter through Halifax Forum doors (Windsor and Almon) walk right around the concorse of the main rink to the end, follow the signs. … Continue reading

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Website update

We have done away with the messageboard for the time being. Emails seem to have triumphed over web based communication for now. We may bring it back in the future if the community requests it.

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New south-end school on hold — Herald

Chalk one up for community activism. Parents celebrated a victory Wednesday night as the superintendent of the Halifax regional school board agreed to ask that a proposed new school be put on hold while the community is properly consulted. Click … Continue reading

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Reminder of Public Meeting WEDNESDAY, HRSB meeting

Update 8 Important Public Meeting – Wednesday January 24th at 7:00 Regarding the proposed closure of Le Marchant St Thomas, St Mary’s and Inglis Street Schools Location – St Patrick’s High School Gymnasium Carole Olsen, Superintendent of The Halifax Regional … Continue reading

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globeandmail.com: ‘We need to integrate schools into the community’

“François Émond is an award-winning Montreal architect and, when it comes to schools, a big proponent of all things natural. When he designs schools, he likes to ensure that all rooms are flooded with light, that fresh air circulates, that … Continue reading

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Update 7

After a prolonged winter break, it is time to follow up on the many issues facing the Citadel family of schools. Not Done Yet – the proposal remains. There has been no formal freeze to construction plans for the new … Continue reading

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First public meeting of one-man school board — Herald

Halifax residents will get their first peek at the new-look, one-man Halifax regional school board at the end of the month. Howard Windsor, whom Education Minister Karen Casey appointed as the new board after dismissing the 13 elected representatives in … Continue reading

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Dollars & Sense II : lessons from good, cost-effective small schools

First came Dollars & Sense in 2002 then came Dollars and Sense II in 2005. This second report deepens the argument for small schools in three important ways. First, analysis of more than three thousand construction projects shows that smaller … Continue reading

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