Carbonear parents welcome new school announcement
( 24/ 2/ 09)
Parents of primary and elementary students in Carbonear foundout in February they have something to look forward to.
Their Kindergarten children will now graduate from high school without having to be bussed out of their hometown for junior high or any other grades between K and Level 3.
The announcement only occupied a single line in government's news release outlining its $ 800 million investment in the province's infrastructure. Under education it simply stated: " Planning for new school to replace Davis Elementary."
But that terse statement was music to the ears of Carbonear parents who had been looking forward to it since losing at least four of their grades about six years ago.
" It came as a real pleasant surprise for us," school council chairwoman Kelly Coombs told The Compass. We're ecstatic!, she exclaimed on behalf of the school council and parents of Davis students.