WENTWORTH - Elected members of the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board (CCRSB) have voted to close four schools as a result of the school review process.
The four schools selected for closure are: Bass River Elementary, Maitland District Elementary, Wentworth Consolidated Elementary and River John Consolidated School.
The Board voted to delay closure of Wentworth Consolidated Elementary until June 30, 2014, to allow the community opportunity to explore alternative funding options and models. If the community is unable to present the Board with alternative funding sources the closure will proceed.
Bass River Elementary will permanently close on June 30, 2013. Closures for River John Consolidated and Maitland District Elementary have been delayed until June 2015 to allow the communities time to investigate and develop business plans in regards to the community hub model. If, by June 30, 2015, the communities have been unable to provide the Board with viable business models for the proposed hubs, the closures will proceed.