Due to declining enrollment and funding changes, the Lambton Kent District School Board(LKDSB) plans to consolidate the staff and students of Sarnia Collegiate Institute & Technical School (SCITS) and St. Clair Secondary School (St. Clair).
The LKDSB plans to close SCITS.
We believe this is the wrong decision for students, the LKDSB and for the city of Sarnia:
- Based on LKDSB numbers the financial savings appear to be a wash at best, and the plan to close SCITS could very well end up to be the more expensive option.
- Students and the community in general will lose the amenities offered exclusively at SCITS with no guarantee of similar amenities being built at St. Clair.
- This appears to be the wrong decision for the city of Sarnia, with the very real possibility of another boarded up building and abandoned city block in the Downtown/South Sarnia area.
In depth discussion of these issues and more can be found on the Issues & Arguments page. LKDSB documents can be found on the Documents & Links page. Explore ways to voice your opinon or support SCITS on the Contacts and Support SCITS pages.
For a great overview, here is Susan MacKenzie of Save SCITS on TV Cogeco: