At Tuesday’s Board Meeting, the Board approved that William Merrifield VC Public School be placed on “Under Review Status”. The review would focus on school closure, accommodating the JK-8 program and students currently housed at William Merrifield in nearby existing elementary schools for September 2015.
This school, constructed in 1946, underwent a Facility Condition Assessment (FCA) in 2013 by the Ministry of Education. Following this assessment, the 5-year Facility Condition Index for William Merrifield VC Public School was identified at 82%, which is very significant and means the facility needs extensive capital renovations.
Next steps would include the appointment of a local Accommodation Review Committee (ARC) for William Merrifield, consisting of a parent representative, a community member, a municipal representative, the Principal of the school and a staff member.