Central Elgin, county back move to Port Stanley PS
Central Elgin councillors on Monday night, March 23, and Elgin County councillors the next day unanimously backed the decision of Thames Valley District School Board to transfer some French-immersion pupils from overcrowded Pierre Elliot Trudeau Public School in St. Thomas to undercrowded Port Stanley Public School starting Sept. 1.
Trudeau has just under 800 pupils, both in the school building and 17 portable classrooms, with demand for more enrollment continuing to increase, Central Elgin Mayor David Marr told both councils in urging their support for TVDSB. Port Stanley currently houses just 91 pupils.
Some St. Thomas parents are objecting to the transfer.
Read more in the March 25 print edition or the online e-edition.