Dave Bennett, the Vice Chair of Parent Council of St John the Evangelist Elementary, sent around an email earlier this week again drawing attention to the conditions at his school, and explaining how they are likely to worsen in the coming years. The school has six portables and little grass; in 2014, full-day kindergarten will make things much worse, he says.
Bennett says “building a new school during the construction of the Weston tunnel seems like the right path to remove our six portables, exclude our children from the tunnel construction and provide full-day kindergarten.”
In June of last year, Bennett backed a proposal to move St John the Evangelist to Swanek Park, which would have led to the expropriation and demolition of as many as 33 houses. That proposal led to significant strife in the community.