Yarmouth board votes to amalgamate, close schools
Arcadia Consolidated Elementary will close in 5 years
Shrinking school board budgets and declining enrolment continue to change the education landscape in Nova Scotia.
The review of three schools in the Tri-County Regional School Board came to a vote on Tuesday night.
Students at two Yarmouth schools, South Centennial and Yarmouth Central, will be amalgamated. Within five years they will attend class together in either a new or a retrofitted school.
Arcadia Consolidated Elementary, located just outside Yarmouth, will close within five years.
Its students will either go to Plymouth Elementary School or some could end up with the students from South Centennial and Yarmouth Central.
The Tri-County schools are just a few of the proposed closures in Nova Scotia.
Parents and students in Terence Bay and the Truro area are fighting to keep their small schools open.