Antigonish County Warden says welcomes news two schools will remain open

Posted at 2:35 pm on May 17, 2017 | Filed Under: News

Antigonish County Warden, Russell Boucher says council members are pleased with the decision to keep both HM MacDonald and Antigonish Education Centre open despite recent talks of school  closures.

Boucher believes that the funding for rural schools needs to become a provincial issue so that education can stay within the community.

Boucher hopes that keeping with the “status quo” will mean no school closures in the Antigonish area in the years to come. He says speaking from his own 30 years of school board experience that funding is an issue that hasn’t changed, but needs to.