Donald Fraser, a Peterborough writer and consultant, wrote this letter to the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board Trustees about the closing of Peterborough’s downtown High School PCVS. There are some very good points here.
The students, their parents, their teachers, and the schools’ support staff are all a part of the dynamic human ecosystem of Peterborough’s downtown. Donald’s letter addresses the contribution and impact the students have on the downtown, and how the city’s core influences the students. Donald also makes an appropriate link to the Peterborough’s Master Plan and how the KPRDSB’s decision making process is flawed.
All school closures suck to the communities that feed them… but it seems to suck even more when the community that supports the oldest, classiest school in Peterborough is the dense, vibrant economic core of the city itself. We’re going the wrong way.