The Rural Effect on School Closures and the Limitations Within the Provincial Policy Framework

Publication Year:
2017
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Repository URL:
https://ir.lib.uwo.ca/lgp-mrps/169
Author(s):
Geraghty, Shannon
Tags:
Education; Public Administration
paper description
As costs rise, the Ministry of Education and school boards have cut costs by closing schools. The social fabric and economic growth of rural areas are negatively affected by school closures. On the basis of an examination of recent school closure processes in the Upper Canada District School Board in eastern Ontario, this paper recommends explicit incorporation of economic impacts in closure studies, reform to the distribution of provincial education funding, and greater public engagement.