After months of consulting with parents, students and staff, the French school board has decided to move its high school students from two portables into a wing at Ecole Emilie Tremblay.
A number of elementary students will be moved into the portables to accommodate the move, the board stated in a news release yesterday. A third portable will be added to the existing two.
It’s a stop-gap solution for the board as it continues to work with the Yukon government on plans for a new high school in Riverdale.
The other option had been to move the high school students of Academie Parhelie to a wing at the Porter Creek Secondary School.
The option to move the students into the school was “vastly supported” by students, parents and staff, the release stated.
As it stands, overcrowding means the school has lost the use of its art, music and home economics classrooms.
The Grade 7-8 class had occupied those rooms, while the portables were being used by high-school classes.
Parents had long complained about the situation, as enrolment at the school has risen steadily over the years.
There are currently 241 students registered at the school, from Kindergarten to Grade 12, up from 224 last year.