Four French Language Schools Closing

The province’s French language school board has voted to close four of its schools in southwestern Nova Scotia. At a meeting on Saturday morning the Conseil Scolaire Acadien Provincial passed motions to go ahead with the closure of the four elementary schools in the Municipality of the District of Clare. École Saint-Albert in Salmon River and École Jean-Marie-Gay Saulnierville will close after the next school year in July of 2018. École Joseph-Dugas in Church Point and École Stella-Maris in Meteghan will close in 2022. The french language school board says the focus will be on building a new centrally located elementary school to replace the four that are closing.