The United Counties of Stormont, Dundas, and Glengarry (‘SDG’ or the ‘County’) is seeking Proposals from qualified Consultants to develop a report quantifying/qualifying the main barriers to the maintenance of community schools within our region, and to propose solutions for overcoming those barriers.
There is a substantial body of literature confirming why educating children in or near their home communities is important, particularly from a social capital point of view. The intent of this report is therefore not to confirm what we already know, but rather to propose tangible policy solutions to make rural education in our region better.
Completing the report will require research as well as communication/consultation with local school boards, the province through the Ministry of Education, as well as stakeholders including parents, local municipalities and advocacy groups. The document produced by the successful Consultant will be used by County officials as a tool to widely advocate for improvements in the education system in our region.
For more information, download the RFP documentation below.