The majority of Rainbow District School Board trustees have agreed to close eight English public schools in Sudbury, Ont., over the next two years in an effort to save $2.2 million dollars annually.
Trustees made the decision on Tuesday evening after spending five months holding consultation meetings and receiving public feedback.
“I’m really disappointed,” said parent Colleen Burns, who has a daughter in Grade 4 and son in Grade 2 at Lansdowne Public School, which is set to shut down.
“There are kids that come to Lansdowne with no winter gear, and the staff know them and they actually will give them what they need and send it home with them, and I just think a bigger school won’t be able to do that. You lose that personal connection.”