From the piece:
Though she called it a good meeting, Wynne didn’t buy in to the group’s concept of a “smart moratorium.”Kudos to Mayer for calling the minister and getting the quotes.
“We’re not going to invoke a moratorium on school closures or consolidations because we really believe that school boards need to be able to make those decisions community by community,” Wynne said.
Instead, Wynne presented the group, which includes Niagara-on-the-Lake Lord Mayor Gary Burroughs and Coun. Jim Collard, with a draft policy calling for partnerships between school boards and their communities to share school facilities, including unoccupied space in schools.
Wynne said the draft policy “goes a long way to putting in place the expectation that boards will work with municipalities and work with other partners and make their school usage policies more open and transparent so that the decisions can be community based as opposed to simply the board of education.”
I know at least one reporter who'll be asking for a copy of this policy too...