Parents voice concerns over school re-jig in Mount Pearl
About 50 parents attended a meeting in Mount Pearl on Tuesday night to talk about a school reorganization that is set to happen this fall.
The meeting was organized by Liberal MHA Paul Lane, who represents the district of Mount Pearl South.
Trustees of the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District voted last month to make the changes — but some people are still hoping they can be reversed.
Christine Hennebury, who has two children, said her kids will benefit from the changes — but she fears some children won't.
Hennebury said she also doesn't like the way the changes were made.
"It felt like the decisions were made, and then we were given the options —and that our feedback meant nothing," Hennebury said.
"I've been listening to the parents in my district ever since this proposal was brought forward, and I've continued to raise these issues in the media and in the House of Assembly. One of the purposes of this meeting is to let them know the actions I have taken to date," Lane told CBC News.
"I don't think it's ever a done deal — it's not done until it's done. We have a new education minister and I'm hopeful that he's going to listen to the people."
Lane suggested upset parents should let newly-minted Education Minister Darin King with their concerns through social media and email.