|PHILIP E. LAYTON SCHOOL OFFICIALLY INAUGURATES NEW NDG HOME|
MONTREAL, JUNE 4, 2015 – Philip E. Layton School officially inaugurated its new home at 3500 Decarie Boulevard in NDG recently, having moved at the start of the academic year from its longtime base at the Montreal Association of the Blind (MAB) on Sherbrooke Street West.
The inauguration also served as an opportunity to celebrate the school’s 103rd anniversary. A video presentation brought to light the years of education and dedication that Philip E Layton School has offered the blind, visually impaired and multi-handicapped students of the English community of Montreal and the province. Principal Patrizia Ciccarelli, school personnel and students were joined by Interim Director General Angelo Marino, Deputy Director General, Roma Medwid, Commissioner Joseph Lalla, Parent Commissioner Joanne Charron, parents and alumni to help mark this special occasion.
Philip E. Layton School now shares premises with the Mackay Centre School, which educates children with motor, speech or sensorial difficulties. Discussions have been ongoing with the Quebec government about funding for a new facility to house the two schools.
Michael J. Cohen