Kids and Classrooms in the Pulberry Area of North St. Vital
Board Meeting Cancellation and Special Board Meeting Announced
The Board Meeting scheduled for April 8, 2014 has been cancelled. There will be a special Board Meeting on April 15, 2014, which will include further discussions on kids and classrooms in the Pulberry area of North St. Vital.
The Louis Riel School Division continues to address enrolment and school capacity challenges across the division. In the Pulberry area of North St. Vital, two elementary schools that share a school yard have two very different enrolment realities. Student enrolment that exceeds the school’s capacity is expected to continue rising at École Marie-Anne-Gaboury, while a low enrolment at Hastings School is expected to remain constant.
Senior administration has visited both schools – Hastings School on February 13 and March 12, École Marie-Anne-Gaboury on February 24 – to share enrolment challenges and to discuss a solution. During those meetings, we stated that we would provide answers to the questions posed and provide ways for the parent communities to share more of their questions and ideas before we make a decision.
This conversation is by no means finished. We want to hear from as many parents in the communities as possible – it is important that we consider all suggestions and concerns. We have future meetings planned with both school groups.
UPDATE: March 24, 2014
After reviewing all questions and concerns sent our way, we’ve drafted a document that responds to the most frequently asked questions in both school communities. Please consider reading the attached Frequently Asked Questions document, and if you have follow-up questions or concerns, submit them using our contact form here.