Carbonear par­ents wel­come new school an­nounce­ment

The Compass - - REVIEW 2009 -

( 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.

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