Last year, I went to a couple of meetings at my old school, Manning Intermediate, to do with the ‘proposed’ closing. Thanks to someone storifying my tweets from the meeting, it seems that one of the officials said that Manning would not close until 2014. The decisions on Monday brought forward that closure date to the end of 2013, a year before the staff and students had been told.

This is the tweet:

Now, having read some of the statements from Manning’s Principal Richard Chambers, it is pretty clear that they did not “choose” to have it closed sooner. It would seem to me that the Ministry has broken their word to the children, parents and community of Manning Intermediate.

ps I’m not sure who the woman was, but in another tweet from the meeting I said: