Parent Council expresses concern for future of Tagwi Secondary School; public meeting at school on Thurs., Nov. 3

The Editor:

The attached letter has been sent to the families of all students attending Tagwi Intermediate / Secondary School.  We encourage you to review the attached letter that clearly outlines the Tagwi Parent Council’s concerns with the UCDSB’s proposals for the Tagwi family of schools as outlined in the document “Building for the Future”.

TagwiThe “Building for the Future” document states that “Some students from the Longue Sault and Ingleside communities opt to travel to Cornwall for secondary school. For example, in 2015-16, 24 students resident to the Longue Sault and Rothwell Osnabruck attendance areas attended Cornwall Collegiate V.S. and 2 students attended St. Lawrence S.S. in Cornwall.”

However, the report fails to address the almost 200 students who attend Tagwi from the South Stormont area.

It is clear to the Tagwi Parent Council that the residents of South Stormont prefer to send their children to Tagwi as opposed to schools in Cornwall.

Tagwi Secondary School will be holding its Student Achievement Awards on Thursday November 3rd at 7 p.m.  Following the awards, there will be a community meeting, where members of the Tagwi community will gather to discuss the proposals outlined in the “Building for the Future” document.  Community members will be welcomed to express their concerns, voice their opinions, ask questions, and brainstorm alternative solutions.

Kathleen Beaudette (Chair – Tagwi Parent Council)
James Patterson (Vice-Chair – Tagwi Parent Council)

Editor’s note: See the aforementioned letter below: