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The Hastings and Prince Edward County school board to meet with the public Wednesday

By Andrew Harper [1] and Vanessa Stark [2]

BELLEVILLE – The possible closure of two major Belleville high schools is the subject of a public meeting this Wednesday at Quinte Secondary School at 6:30 p.m.

Quinte Secondary School and Moira Secondary School could be two of 11 schools within the board’s catchment area on the chopping block for next year. The board is proposing the transfer of students to Centennial Secondary School for September 2018.

At the November school board meeting, trustees were told it cannot afford the $250 million it requires to renovate the older school building over the next decade. Also, it was reported school enrollment is down 26 percent from 10 years ago.

The board is hoping to give parents and the public answers to any questions.

The meeting will be held on Wednesday at Quinte Secondary school at 6:30 p.m.


More to come.