Support for Small Schools

In 2003, Norfolk County assisted the Delhi community during the Grand Erie District School Board’s accommodation review process. Delhi District Secondary School was considered for closure. GEDSB decided to keep DDSS open.

In 2011, a delegation from Port Dover appeared before Council-in-Committee looking for support during the current GEDSB accommodation review process. On November 8, 2011, Norfolk County Council-in-Committee adopted the following resolution, which was later ratified by Council:

THAT all rural school closings be stopped, and that the province recommit to adequate funding of education and further a process be established where broader social costs are considered and quantified before decisions are made to close schools in rural and small town Ontario;