Local parents keep St. Patrick's & St. Raphael's schools

St. Patrick's and St. Raphael's Catholic elementary schools near Appleby Line will not close thanks to the efforts of concerned parents and community members.

Halton Catholic District School Board Trustees voted down a proposal to consolidate and close elementary schools in south east Burlington at their April 19 board meeting after listening to parents.

The schools were slated for closure next year and a mega school would be created at Ascension Catholic elementary school on New Street to accommodate students. However, parents successfully argued that this will have a negative effect on the community.

You can see a CHCH report at http://www.chch.com/burlington-schools-not-closing/ and a Cogeco TV interview at http://youtu.be/Iz2fvFtvri0

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