Friday, May 22, 2009

Setback for the "Don't Get Ahead Gang".....

I don't pretend to know a whole lot about this school closure situation but it strikes me that one side appears to be set against any kind of change... I also understand that the somewhere in the Judge's 32 page decision that he actually complemented Superintendent Sandy MacDonald for being forthright and honest with the public and one would think that this endorsement for Mr. MacDonald will certainly be a setback for the "No" side... I don't think I'd be surprised to see a little tweaking of the closures but I'd say this will pave the way for the closures to happen...
Process on school closing OK'd by court

Friday, May 22, 2009
CBC News
The Town of Georgetown, P.E.I., has lost in its effort to have the courts declare illegal a process that could see its school closed.
The P.E.I. Supreme Court decision Friday affects 11 schools on the Island that were recommended for closure by a report by the Eastern School District. The decision clears the way for a vote by the district's trustee's on which schools to close on May 29.
Lawyers for the town argued that the initial reports prepared for the school board by district superintendent Sandy Macdonald lacked necessary information, and that invalidated the process.
But Justice Wayne Cheverie wrote that there was no problem with the board requesting supplementary information.
"Once the board became aware there were some deficiencies in Dr. MacDonald's initial reports, they asked for more information, which was their prerogative under the legislative framework," wrote Cheverie.
Georgetown Mayor Peter Llewellyn told CBC News the decision is not necessarily all bad, and the town's lawyers are reviewing it.

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