FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
North Bay, ON. – On October 13, 2020, Near North District School Board trustees and staff members met for the second board meeting of the 2020-21 school year.
One of the items on the agenda was the consolidation of North Bay secondary schools. The Board will now work towards completing Phase Two of this project.
“We are excited about all of the additional programming that is being made available to our students,” said Board Chair Jay Aspin. “From Arts Nipissing to Near North Sports, multiple programs are now available for more students to take advantage of.”
“Everything we do is with the education and well-being of our students in mind,” said Director of Education Craig Myles. “We believe these supports and programs will empower our students to pursue their interests and find meaningful employment once they complete their studies.”
Phase One of the consolidation included the reallocation of resources, both in the form of staff and materials. “It is important to us to be fiscally responsible during this process,” added Aspin. “We have excellent resources that we are proud to share between the two North Bay secondary schools.”
Phase Two will continue to enhance the learning opportunities for students attending the schools involved in the consolidation. This will include over $900,000 in renovations to the two high schools and over $200,000 in programming enhancements. This project is expected to be completed by September 2021.
Information about Near North District School Board:
Near North District School Board is an English-language public school board serving the North Bay – Parry Sound – Nipissing area. The Board consists of approximately 10,000 students in 27 elementary schools, seven secondary/senior schools and various alternative learning centres. For more information, please visit nearnorthschools.ca and follow Near North District School Board on social media.