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  • Patti
    June 28, 2013 - 08:26

    If the Board is truly using the statistical date provided to them, they need to note two things: the existing data is not accurate and this has been proven not only with our school, but in the new elementary school in Carbonear. It has already been reported that they miscalculated the projections involving this school, stating that 'they didn't anticipate the large growth in the that area'. Isn't that what is happening in Whitbourne? The second consideration is that Whitbourne has already provided a signed document showing a 36% error in numbers by the Board regarding Whitbourne's projections, proven growth in the next five years alone.

  • karen osmond
    June 27, 2013 - 19:56

    A decision as serious as closing a towns school should not be made based on documents that have not been updated since 2004. In Whitbourne's last meeting with the board we proved the information in these documents was false. The board seemed to be listening but we'll see, anyone who attended that last meeting will be shocked if they still decide to close Whitbourne Elementary after the correct information was given to the board.

    • Marion Simms
      June 28, 2013 - 10:30

      The fact that we as two school communities have exposed major errors in the document being used to close our schools should remove us from the table and an independent study be done to bring the facts to the table. There is a responsibility given to these Trustees and I would hope that making a major decision would be based on facts not information that is false. This needs to be tossed out and the facts be in place then a decision would be appropriate. July 10th will show us if our trust is misplaced in our elected Trustees.