Motion misinterpreted

Dear editor:
Regrettably, your reporter misinterpreted what happened at the Northwest Catholic District School Board meeting last Tuesday night (May 15).
The motion made by me was made as a notice of motion only. As such, it did not require a seconder at this meeting.
By making a notice of motion, I was able to ensure the topic will appear on the next agenda. It also provides an opportunity for the administration to consider the implications of the motion and report to the board about what they may be.
It also provides an opportunity for trustees to discuss the issue between meetings.
Even if the motion were to pass, it does not mean that Grade 9 would be offered. The intent of the motion is simply to do a cost-benefit analysis or business plan of offering Grade 9.
It is important for everyone to know that when the Northwest Catholic District School Board was created, the Government of Ontario wrote the Education Act in such a way as to require the board to offer Grades 9-12.
As a result, the NCDSB is not in compliance with the Education Act in this regard.
(Signed),
John Borst, Trustee,
Dryden & vicinity,
Northwest Catholic
District School Board
Editor’s note: The Times regrets any confusion or inconvenience this error may have caused.