Students and Staff to Return to St. John School in Garson
The Sudbury Catholic District School Board is pleased to announce that students and staff of St. John Catholic school on Second Avenue will be returning to their home on 181 William Street in Garson effective March 1, 2004. The move was announced following a “walk through”of the school by the Chairperson of the Catholic School Council, the school’s principal and representatives from the Catholic school council, teaching staff, Stantec, Health and Safety as well as the Facility Services Department of the Board on February 9, 2004.
“Although the official results regarding air and mould testing will not be ready until February 23, 2004, the Board has every reason to believe that the test results will be favourable and that the move will take place as planned on March 1,” stated Rossella Bagatto, Superintendent of Education for the Sudbury Catholic District School Board. Bagatto also reaffirmed that some renovations to the school are now complete which include new steel cladding, new windows on the entire older sections of the school and four large air exchangers to supply clean fresh air to all classrooms. Other renovations that may be needed will be completed in the near future. “The Board will be notifying students and parents regarding busing schedules as soon as possible. Now that all areas of concern have been addressed, we are looking forward to having our students and staff return to their home in Garson,”concluded Bagatto in the Board’s News Release.