Two Cornwal Catholic schools to close

Nick Seebruch
Two Cornwal Catholic schools to close
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CORNWALL, Ontario – Both Immaculate Conception and St. Columban’s elementary schools have been slated for closure after a vote by the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario (CDSBEO) Board of Trustees on Tuesday, May 2.

The Board accepted the recommendations of the final staff report which in addition to closing two schools, also called for consolidation with others, the introduction of French Immersion at St. Anne’s and Bishop MacDonell and turning all elementary schools into K-6 schools.

Immaculate Conception will be closed in June 2018 with its students being sent to St. Peters Catholic School and Bishop MacDonell Catholic School.

St. Columbans will be consolidated with Sacred Heart in June 2019. The combined school will be housed in a bew building either built on the current Sacred Heart site or somewhere else. The exact nature of this consolidation will be determined by Ministry of Education funding.

All grade 7 and 8 CDSBEO students in Cornwall will be attending St. Joes as of September 2019. The CDSBEO raised the possibility of installing additional class space at that school to accomodate the influx of students.

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