MONTREAL, MARCH 31, 2011 – The English Montreal School Board Council of Commissioners agreed at a March 30 meeting to send five major school change scenarios out for public consultation. A number of items from the agenda remain to be dealt with and as a result the meeting was recessed and will resume on Monday, April 4 (6:30 p.m.) at the EMSB Administrative Head Office (6000 Fielding Avenue).
Thus far the Council has agreed to consider a merger between St. Gabriel Elementary School in Point St. Charles and St. John Bosco Elementary School in Ville Émard and the closure of three other elementary schools- St. Brendan and Nesbitt in Rosemount and Fraser Academy in St. Laurent – and the consolidation of the enrolment of St. Henri’s James Lyng High School with Marymount Academy in N.D.G. and at the latter facility. The council rejected recommendations to merge Our Lady of Pompei Elementary School in Ahuntsic and St. Dorothy Elementary School in St. Michel and to close three other elementary schools -Hampstead, Bancroft in the Plateau and Carlyle in Town of Mount Royal – and to consolidate the enrolment of John F. Kennedy High School in St. Michel with Rosemount High School.
At the meeting on Monday, the Council will deal with a number of proposals related to the relocation of some elementary, high schools and adult education centres. In addition, the annexation of distinct boundaries of core schools to schools offering an extended French program will be on the agenda.