Change of venue: Seaway District High School will host second official ‘ARC’ session on Jan. 31

Iroquois resident and business owner Tracey Stewart is shown critiquing the proposed closure of Seaway District High School at the last public 'ARC' meeting on the subject, Nov. 17 at the school. Seaway is now slated to host the final ARC meeting, Jan. 31. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

IROQUOIS — Seaway District High School will serve as the venue for the final public committee meeting concerning South Dundas school closures proposed by the Upper Canada District School Board.

The board had originally scheduled the Jan. 31 ‘Accommodation Review Committee’ (ARC) session in neighbouring North Dundas Township — where no closures are proposed — at North Dundas District High School.

But the board now says that 6:30 p.m. meeting will instead occur at Seaway District High School, which also hosted the Dundas Family of Schools’ first official ARC session on Nov. 17. The Iroquois-based high school is one of two schools proposed for closure, along with Morrisburg Public School, within Dundas County. Both targeted schools are located in the Municipality of South Dundas.

North Dundas District High School also has representation on the committee because it will see an influx of Seaway students next school year should the board vote March 23 in favour of closure. 

Meanwhile, South Dundas is slated to receive a report this evening (Jan. 5) from consultants commissioned to study the economic impact of shutting both targeted schools within its borders. The Doyletech representatives are slated to begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers in Morrisburg.