Jason Setnyk

Community Encouraged to Respond to UCDSB Survey

Community Encouraged to Respond to UCDSB Survey

Cornwall Ontario – During the latest round of community pre-budget consultations, participants highlighted that Upper Canada District School Board will base their decision regarding the Pupil Accommodation Review on the results of an online and paper survey it is conducting in the community. MPP Jim McDonell encourages all residents of Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry to visit the […]

 Jason Setnyk

MPP Jim McDonell says over 1500 residents signed petition to save local schools

MPP Jim McDonell says over 1500 residents signed petition to save local schools

Queen’s Park – According to MPP Jim McDonell:  Over 1,500 residents of Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry came together to sign an online petition to save our local rural schools from closure. In an underhanded move, last year the Government removed community benefit and local economic benefit factors from the Pupil Accommodation Review Guidelines, the document in which […]

 Jason Setnyk

MPP Jim McDonell says Local Communities Must Be Heard on School Closures

MPP Jim McDonell says Local Communities Must Be Heard on School Closures

Queen’s Park – MPP Jim McDonell demanded a commitment from the Minister of Education to ensure the community’s voices in the upcoming consultations on potential school closures in Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry are taken into consideration. Under the current Pupil Accommodation Review Guidelines, the Board must only consider the “value to the student” and the “value to […]

 Jason Setnyk

Mayor Jim Bancroft says school closures would be devastating to South Stormont

Mayor Jim Bancroft says school closures would be devastating to South Stormont

South Stormont Ontario – The closures proposed through the Upper Canada District School Board’s Pupil Accommodation Review process will deliver a devastating blow to South Stormont, specifically the area schools of Ingleside and Long Sault. On behalf of Council, Mayor Bancroft reported that South Stormont is appalled by the lack of foresight by the UCSDB […]