One minister, two cops and a bodyguard

McKim, right, arrives at Glenora

EDUCATION Minister Nick McKim today made his promised visit to Glenora District High School, having previously committing to spend an hour at each of the 20 schools he proposes to close or downgrade. With only a few hours’ notice – and no invitation to meet the minister – a vocal group of about 20 parents gathered outside the school to confront Mr McKim on arrival this afternoon.

To his credit, Mr McKim did not avoid the assembled parents. When his limousine pulled up close to the school’s front door, he stepped from the car and walked back to the road in order to speak to the protesters. With two police officers and a plain-clothed security guard on hand, the minister was never in any danger.

A large media contingent was again on hand. The ABC News report can be read here.

At 9am tomorrow (Friday) the community will have its chance to put the case for Glenora’s school future to representatives of the Education Department. The Save Glenora Action Group’s Facebook page is being updated frequently.

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