School Closure Discussions 2020

BRSD is considering closure or consolidation of schools

Faced with ongoing budget challenges, caused in large part by declining rural school populations, the Battle River School Division Board of Trustees passed a series of motions at their January 23 meeting that will allow them to  consider the possible closure or consolidation of some of the Division’s smaller schools, effective June 30, 2020.

The Board voted to consider:

  • Closure of Allan Johnstone School in Hardisty;
  • Closure of Round Hill School;
  • Relocating Grades 10 to 12 from Ryley School and consolidating Holden School and Ryley School into one K to 9 school site.

Over the next two months, the school division will compile and consider information on the potential implications of these changes and share information with families at public meetings, as well as invite input either in writing or through a presentation to the Board.

The deadline for requesting to present to the BRSD Board of Trustees at their Regular Meeting on February 27th, 2020 is now past.  The Board will continue to accept written submissions until the end of the day on March 18th, 2020.

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