Wednesday, February 9, 2011

DSBN starts stepping down

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.
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.
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.
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.