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Board asks parents to weigh in on possible school closures

Public school trustees are set this week to meet with parents of two Calgary schools facing pending closures.

On Dec. 1, trustees passed motions to consider the closure of Queensland Downs School and the English program at Dalhousie School, according to Ted Flitton, the Calgary Board of Education’s spokesperson.

“The trustees are going to these meetings to hear what the parents have to say and think about what they said, and will also provide a question-and-answer period,” Flitton said of the meetings this week.

At Dalhousie School, they will continue its Spanish program but due to declining enrolment would send the English program students to a school with excess space in west Dalhousie.

Queensland would close due to declining enrolment.

“There are no plans to close the Spanish program, it’s very popular and one of our fastest growing — this has everything to do with the decline in the regular program,” he added.

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