NDP candidate for Sault Ste. Marie, Celia Ross, said NDP Leader Andrea Horwath’s Open Schools plan will act as a safeguard to prevent the closure of local schools.
“The Open Schools fund lets families in Sault Ste. Marie know their local schools will remain open,” Ross said. “School closures do not make sense for communities or families. The Open Schools fund is designed to protect our local schools, like Étienne Brulé, and support our communities.”
The Open Schools fund will be available to local school boards and will also aid in renovations, re-purposing of existing space and ensure schools will be available for use by students, families and the community in the evening and weekends.
“The Open Schools plan is about making families, education and community participation a real priority. It’s time for a government that acknowledges keeping schools open is key to a healthy and vibrant community.”