Date: Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Port Hastings, NS:— During the Regular Meeting of the Strait Regional School Board held this evening at the Strait Area Education Recreation Centre (SAERC) in Port Hawkesbury, the School Board voted to permanently close Mulgrave Memorial Education Centre, located in Mulgrave on June 30, 2018; and designated Tamarac Education Centre, located in Port Hawkesbury, as the “receiving school” for students affected by the permanent closure of Mulgrave Memorial Education Centre.
In addition, the Board approved a motion regarding the transition of grades and students from Mulgrave Memorial Education Centre to Tamarac Education Centre as follows:
- Effective September 2016, Mulgrave Memorial Education Centre will serve Grade Primary to Grade 6 students only. Grade 7 to Grade 8 students will attend Tamarac Education Centre; and
- After the closure of Mulgrave Memorial Education Centre on June 30, 2018, all Grade Primary to Grade 6 students from Mulgrave Memorial Education Centre will also attend Tamarac Education Centre.
In accordance with the Provincial School Review Policy, staff of the Strait Regional School Board will work with the principals of Mulgrave Memorial Education Centre and Tamarac Education Centre to establish a transition committee that will develop a transition plan to help minimize disruption.
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Deanna Gillis, Coordinator of Communications; 902-625-7093; email@example.com
Ford Rice, Superintendent of Schools, Strait Regional School Board, 902-625-7065
Francine Boudreau, Chair, Strait Regional School Board, 902-631-5010