Community opts to stick with existing school name
On June 17, Simcoe County District School Board trustees approved the community’s will to keep the name Clearview Meadows Elementary School after the closure of Byng Public School.
The closure was a recommendation of an accommodation review committee (ARC) process, which resulted in Stayner Collegiate Institute being extended to a Grade 7-12 school and Clearview Meadows taking in all Stayner students JK-Grade 6.
Anyone interested in having a say about renaming the combined school was invited to complete an online survey. A total of 104 surveys were completed by students, parents/guardians, community members and staff. Eighty-four respondents (80.8 per cent) indicated their preference that the name of the school remain Clearview Meadows Elementary School.
The committee also reviewed names suggested by other respondents, including Byng Meadows and Stayner Elementary School.