Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022
Vice-Chair Cochrane moves to correct misinformation about funding allocation in Parry Sound
Near North District School Board (NNDSB)’s Vice-Chair John Cochrane brought forward a notice of motion that aims to correct misinformation circulating about the new JK-12 school and allocation of spending in Parry Sound.
The Vice-Chair is the Zone 4 Trustee for Parry Sound and filed the notice of motion in response to a letter to the Board and a meeting he was invited to attend. The letter, from the Town of Parry Sound, expressed concerns about the area’s potential population growth and council’s desire for another accommodation review around the new Parry Sound JK-12 school.
Board Chair Jay Aspin said, “Our Vice-Chair has been the model of integrity, transparency and solid initiatives towards the betterment of our students, particularly in the Parry Sound area he represents. It is not surprising that he is requesting this report as he has indicated that it is important that all stakeholders in that region be provided with accurate information regarding our board’s operations. Our Board takes very seriously the provision of correct information or the correction of misinformation which may impact our students negatively.”
Vice-Chair Cochrane wanted to act quickly on behalf of his constituents and bring the matter to the Board. He requested that a report be researched and written, presented to the Board in open session and made available to the public, consistent with the Board’s commitments to accountability and transparency.
“It’s important to me that constituents know NNDSB is willing to work with all levels of government,” said Vice-Chair Cochrane. “NNDSB wants what is best for students, and that is to get an education in Parry Sound that prepares students for the future.”
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