It was a case of kindergarten confidential yesterday as parents and students of Riverdale School waited for a private board of trustees meeting to end before hearing whether or not they would have a classroom to attend come September.
Approximately 100 people turned up at the Centre for Education just before noon to wait for the board to come forward with a decision whether or not to close the kindergarten class.
Just before 1 p.m., a decision was made to temporarily relocate Riverdale School’s kindergarten program to Forest Heights School for the 2010-11 school year, but should summer enrolment increase significantly by Aug. 23, the superintendent will revisit his decision.
The decision was met with cheers from the crowd.
“It’s a good outcome. Usually you come to these things and they just say no,” said former Riverdale student and parent, Morgan Chase. “So a chance to increase the numbers is really good.”
Every year about this time, the superintendent visits with principals throughout the district and discusses enrolment.
According to board chair Don Fleming, the enrolment situation at Riverdale did not look very good for the coming year.