Tuesday, 3 June 2014

On Tuesday, June 03, 2014 by PWSParents
Park West boundary issue rages on 
Progressive Conservative Education Critic Pat Dunn is asking The Education Minister to Act now on behalf of the Students of Park West School.

Jun 02 2014Minister remains silent

HALIFAX, NS – Progressive Conservative Education critic Pat Dunn is calling on Liberal Minister, Karen Casey to act now to ensure Park West students are treated fairly.

In November 2013, the Halifax Regional School Board approved a motion to complete a boundary review for Park West School. Scenarios proposed to the boundary review committee include moving grades seven to nine to other schools in the city.
Parents’ groups have also gone on record indicating that their concerns are not being addressed. 

“I have heard the concerns of numerous parents who have become frustrated with this process,” Dunn said. “It is the Minister’s job to ensure accountability and transparency in the process.”

A complicated and emotionally charged issue, Dunn is calling on Minister Casey to facilitate a meeting between the department, the school board, and concerned parents. He suggests with open and transparent dialogue, the best decision can be made for the children attending Park West.

“Unfortunately, the children are the ones who are caught in the middle of a conflict like this,” Dunn says. “Letting this issue spiral out of control shows a complete lack of competence.”

Diana Whalen, MLA for Clayton Park West, has not been actively involved in promoting a solution to this issue.