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  Liz and Bill   The APSLEY VOICE
April / May 2004 
The Future of Apsley Public School:
Options to be Considered

by Helen Osborne

 Since January 5th  five meetings have been held to consider the future of Young’s Point, Buckhorn and Apsley Public Schools.  Four representatives from each school were involved in the consultations under the leadership of the Superintendent of Schools, Sylvia Terpstra ,and  the two Principals, Janet McDougall & Steve Girardi.   Trustee Diane Lloyd and the Chairperson of Ridpath P.S. in Lakefield also participated.   The
members of the committee brainstormed 8 possible options, then developed the Pros and Cons of each option.

 Our local committee comprised of Lori Lawley, Kim Tucker, Pat Hoffman and Helen Osborne shared the information at two meetings of  the Community Discussion group at the Library, at the School Parent Council, and at a Parent/Community meeting held March 4th at the school.  Approximately 200 people representing all facets of the community attended the latter meeting and gave the committee a clear message that they wanted the school to remain in Apsley. On March 8th the 12 representatives from the three schools met to reduce the options down to three.

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Janet McDougall at Apsley Public School. photo by W.A.J.
 These options are:
  • Consolidate Buckhorn and Young’s Point School in Buckhorn; Apsley Central Public School remains in Apsley.
  • Consolidate all 3 schools near Burleigh Falls with Grades 7 & 8 in Lakefield Intermediate School.
  • Consolidate Ridpath Jr. P. S. and Young’s Pt P.S in Lakefield.
A meeting of parents/ community members from all three schools will be held on Monday, March 29th in the cafeteria at Lakefield District Secondary School at 7:00 p.m. At that time, the Superintendent will review these 3 options and seek input from the public. Car pooling can be arranged by calling Apsley P.S. 656-4231.

Official Notice from The School Board

Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board invites interested members of the public to attend a meeting regarding educational options for Northern Peterborough County. The Committee will receive public input on a number of options for future educational programming for the communities of Apsley, Buckhorn and Young's Point. The meeting takes place on Mon, Mar 29th 7 to 9 p.m. in the Lakefield District Secondary School Cafeteria, 71 Bridge Street, Lakefield. The Committee, made up of parents, school council members and other community representatives, has met several times over the past few months to get a sense of what school communities in northern Peterborough County want for the future.

For more information, please contact: Judy Malfara,
Communications Officer at 705-742-9773, ext.2001

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Other Pages in The Apsley Voice for April / May 2004 ...

Page   1: Options for the Future of The Apsley Public School
Page   2: Directory & Masthead
Page   3: Nature Poem and Bird News
Page   4: Apsley Lions & ABC Seniors
Page   5: Parks and Recreation

Page   6: Local News: Scouts, Open House, Music and the New Playground Project
Page   7: School, Training News and an Open Letter of Thanks
Page   8: Classified Ads, Announcements and Church News
Page   9: Police News
Page 10: Legion News
Page 11: Skills Survey, Library News, Economic and Skills Development
Page 12: North Kawartha Council News

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