YESTERDAY’S protest and public meeting at Glenora District High School attracted much media attention. Speaking after the event, Derwent Valley mayor Martyn Evans said he was astounded by the level of support shown by the community. “I always knew our community could pull together in tough times, but this has been amazing,” Councillor Evans said.
The protest and meeting were held to rally opposition against the State Government’s proposal to downgrade Glenora to primary school status. “If [Education] Minister Nick McKim can’t see that we are a community who won’t take this proposed change lying down, he has rocks in his head,” Mayor Evans said.
Cr Evans said removing Grades 7-10 from Glenora would mean students from as far afield as Wayatinah, Hollow Tree and Maydena would have to travel to New Norfolk to attend high school.
Other media coverage:Mercury newspaper
UPDATE: Facebook forums are reporting that Education Minister Nick McKim will visit Glenora on Friday at 9am.
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