Friday, January 28, 2011

A capital roundup

Still fascinated by all the coverage of capital-related issues with school boards across the province -- be it school-closure reviews or capital plans for submission to the ministry, it's been a great month for coverage.
I'm wondering if someone in my chain (reminder, I'm on leave) sent a memo to attend more school board meetings and write more about what happens there. Or maybe that's just my wish.
Anyway, a summary since the last summary post on this:
  • French immersion-related articles from the Sudbury Star and the Sarnia Observer;
  • Two from the Owen Sound Sun Times' continuing coverage of a high school review as it resumes its task and draws a response from the local MPP (though he insists its about more than his riding);
  • CBC Ottawa (and others not searched or linked) getting into the game on the district school board's latest capital plan;
  • The Kingston Whig-Standard on pending accommodation decisions for the local Catholic district board; and,
  • A succinct analysis of the options before the Simcoe County District School Board in relation to Barrie Central in the Barrie Examiner.
Murdoch's call is too similar to previous ones (hello, Community Schools Alliance?) to be of any impact to me, but I'm sure its motherhood-like statement will guarantee it gets many signatories. I mean, who would refuse to sign a petition supporting a school?
Happy reading.