New School in New Amherst

When the New Amherst development was first proposed, a new Public Elementary School was included but that idea was subsequently dropped.  But now a French Catholic Elementary School is proposed there for up to 250 students. This would cater to a large area (all of Northumberland) with most students being bussed in.  The proposal is in initial stages and although it meets the requirements of the Town’s and County’s official plans, rezoning will be required. That means a public meeting must be held within 120 days. Currently, the proposal is to be presented to the Sustainability and Planning committee at their meeting on March 6.  Approval is recommended by Director of Planning Glenn McGlashon, therefore, subject to input from a… Read complete articleNew School in New Amherst