Tuesday, 10 June 2014

On Tuesday, June 10, 2014 by PWSParents


Last night at the final meeting of the Boundary Review Committee, the members voted to recommend Status Quo for Park West School.  The vote was virtually unanimous with a 12 for the Status Quo and 1 abstention. 

When the Students, Parents and Community members finally got their chance to speak, the Committee was overwhelmingly convinced that the school should not be subject to change.  The risks to the student’s safety, effects on academic achievements, leadership opportunities, after school activities, etc. were far more important than removing the junior highs. 

The Committee could find no good reason to propose change for Park West School. 

The opportunity to bend the ear of the Halifax Regional School Board will happen on Monday, June 23rd, at 6:00 PM and June 24th @ 6:00 PM.  These are the dates set for  Public Presentation submission to the Governing Board Members.  It appears the Vote will be on June 25th at the regular scheduled board meeting. All parents, students and community members are encouraged to express the same and more positive messages that they did on the night of the public meeting for the Boundary Review Committee.

We need to inform all board members of the importance of keeping the junior high in the community.  Mark the date on your calendars, and register your name with Selena Henderson at HRSB, and Save Park West P-9 by speaking up and having you positive messages heard.

A special thank you to Janet Lee and May Elsherif, SAC representatives.

A job well done!