Should a High School on the Memorial Centre Site be Considered?

The Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce is calling on Kingston City Council to reconsider its previous decision not to explore the Memorial Centre site as a possible location for the new high school set to replace KCVI and QECVI.

By way of background, the Limestone District School Board approached the City of Kingston to explore city-owned sites that could potentially accommodate a secondary school. The school board expressed interest in exploring both the Cooks Brothers site and the Memorial Centre site as options. In February, City Council voted not to consider the Memorial Centre site as a possible location for the new high school. Following council’s decision, the School Board chose to locate the new school on the existing QECVI site.

Decisions about where to locate schools are important for the community as a whole, and although the decision of where to locate the new high school is made by the school board and not council, all elected officials benefit from knowing the pulse of the community.

Memorial Centre - high school - draft concept site plan - 2015

 

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