Duntroon Central Public School Update(December 14, 2011) I am writing to provide a brief update for those who share my concern about the closure of Duntroon Central Public School and the safeguarding of rural schools in general.
Wilson to Trustees: Stand With Local Families(March 31, 2011) Jim Wilson wrote a letter to the Simcoe County District School Board today urging trustees to reject the staff report recommending the closure of Duntroon Central Public School. In his letter, the Simcoe-Grey MPP argues trustees should support local families instead. The following is the text of Wilson’s letter:
Wilson pleased by community desire to keep Duntroon Central open
(Queen’s Park) Simcoe-Grey MPP Jim Wilson applauded the Clearview Accommodation Review Committee for recommending that Duntroon Central Public School remain open.
“The community has made it very clear that rural schools are an essential piece of the local economy,” said Wilson. “Now it’s up to the school board and the province to recognize the desire of our communities to keep rural schools open.”
The case for rural schools
(Queen's Park Report - February 8, 2011) Contrary to popular belief, there are times when I agree with Dalton McGuinty. His commitment not to close rural schools was a good one. The trouble is he didn't keep it.
Community Update: Rural Schools
(February 4, 2011) I wanted to keep everyone updated on our efforts to keep rural schools open across Simcoe-Grey.
Our recent community meeting at Duntroon Central was covered in the Collingwood Enterprise-Bulletin and the Stayner Sun (click on the newspaper links to read the articles). Supporters have also begun writing letters to the editor, which look great! One from Heather MacKenzie can be read by clicking here . There was also an excellent column in the Creemore Echo written by Suzanne Wesetvick that also explained the situation well.
Put the brakes on school closures says Wilson
(January 23, 2011) On the heels of a meeting with parents at Duntroon Central Public School, Simcoe-Grey MPP Jim Wilson is calling on local families to speak up loudly and often to stop rural schools like Duntroon Central from being closed. Wilson is also urging local school boards to put the brakes on any school closures until after the people have spoken in the October 6 provincial election.
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