The Cooperator will be hosting this resource page to pull together information from all sources on the school site selection process to replace Eastern Shore District High School. We will be including information from the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, the Halifax Regional Education Center, the defunct Halifax Regional School Board, the Cooperator’s stories on the issue, and reports from grassroots groups and non-governmental organizations in the current catchment basin.
Our goal is to be inclusive and to provide the information that people living in the impacted communities can use to make up their own minds. We believe that well-informed discussion and debate are the lifeblood of democracy.
In any discussion, there will inevitably be disagreements, some of which are based on facts, and some on opinion. We should not be afraid of debate; far from being divisive, open and free debate is the method that people in democratic societies use to explore new ideas.
It’s this commitment to debate itself that makes it more likely that society will make better-informed decisions, since it’s in debate that people have the opportunity to question existing information, and if necessary, to revise their opinions based on new information that would not have arisen without that debate.
We welcome input from one and all. We are looking for material that advances understanding the complexities of any site selection process. Our only reservation is to ask that submissions be free of personal attacks.
NOTE: We will filling out these sections November 10-12.
Province--Department of Education and Early Childhood Development
HRM--Halifax Regional School Board documents
HRM--Halifax Regional Centre for Education
Society--Musquodoboit Harbour &Area Chamber of Commerce documents
Society--Campus Community Vision Association documents