Battle over south Kitchener school boundaries may lead to legal action

Battle over south Kitchener school boundaries may lead to legal action

January 13th, 2014|

Parents aren’t happy with plans to redraw school boundaries in Kitchener’s south end – and at least one parent says legal recourse may be an option.

At issue is J.W. Gerth Public School on Apple Ridge Drive.

The school is overpopulated, and the Waterloo Region District School Board has proposed two options for dealing with that issue.

One option would see 118 students, chosen based on where they live, sent to Pioneer Park Public School.

The other option is to temporarily remove Grade 5 and Grade 6 at J.W. Gerth, and send those students to Doon Public School for two years until a new school is built.

Parents are split over the issue for a variety of reasons, including the availability of French immersion at J.W. Gerth but not at any of the other schools in the area.

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