A report about Parry Sound’s incoming JK-12 school and the allocation of its spending has been officially requested by the local school board’s vice chair.
According to a media release from the Near North District School board, Vice Chair John Cochrane brought forward the motion in an effort to correct what the board calls “misinformation circulating about the new school,’
The board says Cochrane filed the notice of motion in response to a letter to the Board and a meeting he was invited to attend. The letter, from the Town of Parry Sound, expressed concerns about the area’s potential population growth and council’s desire for another accommodation review around the new school.
NNDSB Board Chair Jay Aspin said, “It is not surprising that [Vice Chair Cochrane] is requesting this report as he has indicated that it is important that all stakeholders in that region be provided with accurate information regarding our board’s operations.” Aspin adds the Board takes the provision of correct information or the correction of misinformation which may impact students negatively, very seriously.
Cochrane requested that a report be researched and written, presented to the Board in open session and made available to the public.
“NNDSB wants what is best for students, and that is to get an education in Parry Sound that prepares students for the future,” Cochrane said.