Students at some public schools may have to go elsewhere, if the board accepts a staff recommendation to close eight schools.
Two reports released Wednesday recommended the closure of:
* ** D. Aubrey Moodie Intermediate School. ** * ** Greenbank Middle School. ** * ** Leslie Park Public School; ** students would attend Briargreen Public School. * ** Grant Public School; ** alternative students would attend Churchill Public School. * ** Century Public School ** ; students would either be sent to Carleton Heights Public School or Meadowlands Public School. * ** Regina Street Public School; ** students would attend D. Roy Kennedy Public School. * ** JH Putman Public School; ** English students would attend Pinecrest Public School and Early French Immersion students would sent to either Agincourt Road Public School or Woodroffe Avenue Public School. * ** Rideau High School ** ; Grade 9 through 12 students would attend Gloucester High School. Staff say the schools are under-enrolled and an inefficient use of resources to keep open. The Ministry of Education says there are a total of 11,500 empty student spaces across the entire OCDSB.
If adopted, the changes would take effect September 2017.
A final decision will be made in early March. Public input will be taken.