Thursday, June 29, 2017

Ontario caves (kinda) on rural school closings

The Ontario government is caving in to angry opposition to its plans to close scores of rural schools.

Education Minister Mitzie Hunter said Tuesday the policy that led to school closures will be overhauled.

She also announced $20 million to support schools in rural and northern Ontario.

"We understand that the decisions to close schools are some of the most difficult we have to make," she said.

But the school-board decisions for closures that have already been made will not change.