Comment 78973

By RenaissanceWatcher (registered) | Posted June 28, 2012 at 08:18:25

Here is the link to a Hamilton Spectator article on June 27, 2012 by Teri Pecoskie titled "Funding uncertain for new high schools": http://www.thespec.com/news/local/articl...

Ms. Pecoskie reports that "Education Minister Laurel Broten has hinted that the public school board's chances of receiving funding three new high schools are slim given the significant contributions made to Hamilton's educational infrastructure in recent years." Apparently, the HWDSB requires $80 Million from the province toward the $100 Million total estimated cost to build the three new secondary schools.

The HWDSB has already announced the closure of seven Hamilton secondary schools and expects to replace them with three new secondary schools. If the provincial funding does not come through to build all three of the new high schools as HWDSB has pre-planned, what will the HWDSB do? Build three smaller high schools? Shelve one of the three new high schools? If they choose the latter, which new high school will they shelve? And, if only two new high schools get built, will the HWDSB keep one or more of the seven "closed" secondary schools open? As that great baseball philosopher Yogi Berra once said, "It ain't over 'til it's over."

Comment edited by RenaissanceWatcher on 2012-06-28 08:23:24

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