Dear Students and Alumni,
As many of you know, the Toronto Catholic District School Board is reviewing the possibility for high school closures in the East End of Toronto. This is due to the fact that there is under-subscription in one school (St. Patrick's) and over-subscription in four schools (Vanier, Cardinal Newman, Notre Dame and Neil McNeil).
Currently there are three options on the table:
1. Relocate Notre Dame to St. Patrick's property.
2. Relocate Neil McNeil to St. Patrick's property; and either (a) sell the property, or (b) relocate Notre Dame to Neil property.
3. Provide new programs to St. Patrick's to encourage new enrollment.
On January 7 an ARC public meeting was held at Neil McNeil. ARC committee representatives, current Neil and Dame students, alumni and faculty all overwhelmingly rejected the inclusion of option 1 and 2. Furthermore, it was clear that option 3 was the most favourable to the 300+ people in attendance.
On February 8 another ARC meeting was held, this time at St.Patrick's. ARC committee representatives, current Neil, Dame, St.Pats, Newman and Vanier students, alumni and faculty all were in attendance and still are overwhelmingly rejecting the inclusion of options 1 and 2. Option 3 is still the most favourable and we want to direct our message right to the source.
Mr. Alway, we, the undersigned take a strong and unequivocal stance that OPTION 1 and 2 must be removed from final consideration.