P-12 option looms over school debate

PICTOU — More than 200 people heard an impassioned plea from Pictou’s mayor for a P-12 school last night. They also heard an option from the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board’s staff that would keep the town’s students in Pictou. Jim Ryan, who became Pictou’s mayor last fall after 34 years as an educator and the...

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Pictou SOC announces options

The Pictou School Advisory Committee announced last night their final proposal they are planning on bringing forth to the superintendent of Chignecto Central Regional School Board. Although the final presentations were not reviewed in detail, they were summarized and the committee revealed they are planning on giving two options as to how things should proceed....

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SOC in favour of P-12 option for Pictou schools

Nearly 100 people attended the latest School Options Committee meeting in the Pictou Academy gym on December 1. The meeting served as an update on the process of the SOC’s decision with what to do with the Pictou Schools post review process. As the SOC made a few presentations on relevant topics such as optimization,...

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Entire community needs to speak out during school review process

To the Editor: Pictou Academy is historically significant to education in Nova Scotia so there is great historical argument for keeping the grand old high school with its history of academic excellence in town; but there are other arguments in favour as well which should not be ignored. Nova Scotia’s biggest problem is its dying...

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SOC members pleased with public response

PICTOU – Emotions remained calm as residents of Pictou expressed their desire to have grades Primary to 12 remain in the town at the most recent School Options Committee public meeting last week. The general consensus was that the history of Pictou Academy wasn’t as important as having the students remain here. “I want to...

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SOC puts fourth option on the bargaining table

PICTOU – The school review process for the three schools in Pictou has brought about many strong emotions from the community, with most in agreement that they would like to see the P-12 students remain in the town. When the review process began, the School Options Committee was provided with three options to consider from...

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