Monthly Archives: March 2008

Meeting Tonight – George Dixon Centre

There is a meeting of parents & citizens concerned about the proposed review and/or closure of Joe Howe and St Pats/Alexandra TONIGHT. George Dixon Centre 2501 Gottingen St. 7 pm

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Catastrophic Failure | Infomonkey.net

From Infomonkey.net: School closings are a symptom and only part of the bigger problem with Nova Scotia’s education system. Consultants advising the Halifax School Board on what to do about its facilities over the next 10 years say the cost … Continue reading

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Re-schooled- Cancelling Four-Plus by the Halifax Regional School Board is a decision a four-year-old wouldn’t make | The Coast

by Lezlie Lowe Oh. Now I get it. This is what it’s like to be the parent of a school-aged child. Which is to say, worn to the nub by the blind machinations of the Department of Education and the … Continue reading

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Info For Save our School Committees

School committees that want to post meeting information, links to supporting websites or create Save Our School mailing lists should contact wayemason(at)gmail(dot)com.  We will be more than happy to support your communications and information using this website.

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Halifax school board reacts to recommendations | CBC

CBC 7:19 PM Today – The one-man Halifax Regional School Board is being urged to wait on recommendations for reconfiguring schools until the province makes it clear how much money is available. Board staff released their response to the Imagine … Continue reading

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HRSB Staff Report changes picture again!

I am still reviewing the report, but here is an initial review.  While the Staff Report accepts most of the key recommendations of the Consultants around process and capacity (which are issues parents and this website have fought hard for!), … Continue reading

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Imagine this $300M bill: consultant to Halifax school board | CBC

The cost of constructing and renovating schools for the Halifax Regional School Board could top $300 million, says the consultant behind the Imagine Our Schools capital project. Maureen O’Shaughnessy threw out the “ballpark figure” at a special board meeting Wednesday to present the … Continue reading

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Closure review faces protest | Metronews

LINDSAY JONES Metronews – Halifax The decision whether to close four elementary and junior high schools on peninsular Halifax and eight in Dartmouth is now in the hands of the one-man school board. Independent consultants, hired by the Halifax regional … Continue reading

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Oxford a target in school review | The Herald

By KRISTEN LIPSCOMBE Education Reporter Thu. Mar 6 – 5:25 AM “Imagine our schools open.”That was just one of the slogans splashed across signs, sashes and T-shirts Wednesday night as parents and children marched their way down a hallway and … Continue reading

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Imagine Our Schools – Final Proposal

The final proposal from the consultants was presented to Howard Windsor, HRSB. The proposed shape of the Citadel family: Highland Park Junior High, expanded, fed by St. Pats/Alexandra, St. Stephen’s, St. Catherine (French only).  PROPOSED FOR CLOSURE: Joe Howe School, … Continue reading

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