Unlike previous discussions about the need for the school, however, this time there was no mention of the DSBN Academy being directed toward students from low-income families.The above just reinforces the notion this is an alternative school, as I'd basically stated a few posts ago. Heard there was other media in attendance, but I don't think there will be other articles from them until the notice of motion referred to in the linked article above goes to a vote.
Board spokeswoman Kim Yielding later confirmed the board has reconsidered its low-income criteria for students at the new school. Instead, she said all students who need supports to overcome barriers that may prevent them from attaining post-secondary education will be considered.
"It's not a totally new direction. Part of breaking the poverty cycle is the attainment of a post-secondary education," she said.
She noted the criteria — which formerly stated children must come from low-income families and where neither parent attended college or university — will be used as more of a guideline, and that applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
I think the St. Catharines Standard is the only print media to have anything on this today, after a District School Board of Niagara meeting Tuesday night.