- Funding is available for households to support cover child-care expenses.
- Renovations have been continued at Montague Consolidated School throughout the year, but contractors require more time to do work that cannot be met with students in the building.
This year, summer vacation will arrive for students at Montague Consolidated and Eliot River schools.
It was declared in the fall that both schools would be shutting early due to continued renovations that could not be completed over the summer or with students in the schools.
The Public Schools Branch (PSB) said it was thinking of online learning for students to get their instructional time still.
“Some instructional minutes were added to both school days at both sites, so actually, schools are done with their learning on June 10,” stated Norbert Carpenter, PSB director.
“This is uncommon. This doesn’t happen. And we’re keen about the renovations at both schools because they’re well required, but we realize that sets families in a bit of a bind.”
The branch conducted surveys in Montague and Cornwall and requested parents to reach out to consider if families were struggling with the early shutdown and finding child care.
Source – cbc.ca