River Hebert residents continue effort to preserve community education

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TRURO - Supporters of River Hebert District High School have approached the school board in another attempt to save education in their community. But the school board is at a stand-still for another year in regards to the issue.

A letter was recently sent to the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board asking for an updated facility and feasibility review of the communitys schools that individually house grades Primary to 6 and grades 7 to 12.

The review would focus on considering housing grades Primary to 12 under one roof.

If that suggestion was implemented, one building would be shut down, while the other would be refurbished.

If River Hebert wasnt viable to have a P to 12 then the worst case scenario would be for the high school to go to Amherst Regional, said Dr. Noel Hurley, the boards superintendent.

(Some) figure it would be the death of the community. They want to do as much (as they can) to keep the school in the community. And the school board strongly supports community schooling, Hurley said.

However, the school board will not be implementing the requested study immediately. A provincial review committee indicates a moratorium is in place stating closure reviews can not proceed for one year while new legislation is established.

Organizations: River Hebert District High School, Central Regional School Board

Geographic location: River Hebert, Chignecto

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