Save Our Rural Schools
Press release from MPP Jim McDonell
Community Encouraged to Respond to UCDSB Survey
CORNWALL – During the latest round of community pre-budget consultations, participants highlighted that Upper Canada District School Board will base their decision regarding the Pupil Accommodation Review on the results of an online and paper survey it is conducting in the community.
MPP Jim McDonell encourages all residents of Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry to visit the Board's accommodation review page at www.ucdsb.on.ca/programs/accomodationreview and click through to the online survey to provide their feedback on the proposed closure of many schools in our area.
"Community and school groups have raised their voices throughout the riding on the issue and every resident can contribute their voice to the conversation and show the broad concern throughout the community" MPP Jim McDonell commented. "Completing the online survey will give the Board a tangible measure of the scale of local involvement in discussing the planned closures. Without sufficient responses, the Ministry of Education may conclude that the community is not interested or concerned about the plan – this can’t be the message we send".
The survey closes on February 1st and is accessible at www.ucdsb.on.ca/programs/accomodationreview