Some comments I’ve heard:

  • Edmonton Public students make good neighbors
  • traffic congestion, illegal parking U-turns etc are an issue for most school neighborhoods
  • there are residents who have lots to offer as volunteers
  • closing the Woods to through traffic has pushed traffic onto 184 by Ormsby School and up into Lymburn by Lymburn School – creating unsafe congestion at times
  • having both a public and a separate system wastes resources  eg- in Germany, Lutherans and Catholics received separate religious education under one system