Reports through the local grapevine and in the local media suggest that Shawville’s elementary school may remain in its present location, rather than moving to share space with Pontiac High School. From what I understand, nothing is final or official yet, but there is a proposal to shuffle several other programs around (e.g. adult education) to fill the elementary school’s vacant wing, and sell a building in Campbell’s Bay. At the same time, there is a plan to start up a French immersion program that could bring back English-eligible children whose parents enrolled them in the French system to get a good grounding in French (because this is Quebec, silly). I also suspect that the logistics involved in making two schools fit in one building were more complicated than the Board initially expected, making it easier for them to consider this option.
Previously: Will Shawville’s Elementary School Be Relocated?