According to CTV Barrie , hundreds of public french immersion students will be relocated next school year.
Grade 5- 8 students will move from Hillcrest Public School to Portage View Public School in Barrie. For those student in Orillia, grades 1-4 at Regent Park Public School will now attend Harriett Todd Public School.
The SCDBS board chair, Peter Beacock says. “There’s no more space for French students to move in. So in order to accommodate new students who want to take French, we have to split the program up into two community schools,” This is a result of the popularity of the program.”
September 2017 is when students will begin this transition.