Education minister tours SD&G schools

Ontario Education Minister Mitzie Hunter will be touring four SD&G schools on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. Hunter will be doing a tour of schools in Long Sault, Cornwall, Williamstown and Alexandria. (MPP Mitzie Hunter via Newswatch Group)

SD&G – Ontario Education Minister Mitzie Hunter will be touring four SD&G schools today (Tuesday).

Hunter will be getting a first-hand look at Longue Sault Public School, CCVS in Cornwall, Glengarry District High School in Alexandria and Char-Lan District High School in Williamstown.

All four schools are earmarked for closure under the Upper Canada District School Board’s plan to eliminate vacant school spaces in order to reduce its footprint to meet the province’s funding formula.

Having a high ranking government official come from the GTA to the far-reaches of Eastern Ontario could be an indication the government is giving a second thought to its funding plan for rural schools.

According to the minister’s executive assistant, Hunter’s tour is closed to the media.

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