Education

New Documentary on Campaign to Save Parkview Secondary from Closure

By Ryan McGreal
Published March 13, 2014

Documentary filmmakers Operation Maple have produced a video about the campaign to save Parkview Secondary School from closure:

The documentary features interviews with Jordan Williams, a Parkview student who organized a student protest; Carla Troke, Jordan's mother; Gary Santucci, co-owner of The Pearl Company and a community supporter; and your humble RTH editor.

The Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board voted last year to close Parkview, demolish both it and neighbouring King George School (already closed), and build a new high school in their place to serve the lower city.

The Board will also buy back the nearby Scott Park Secondary School (after having sold it to a developer just a few years ago), demolish the building and turn the site into a 165-spot parking lot for the new school.

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Ryan McGreal, the editor of Raise the Hammer, lives in Hamilton with his family and works as a programmer, writer and consultant. Ryan volunteers with Hamilton Light Rail, a citizen group dedicated to bringing light rail transit to Hamilton. Ryan writes a city affairs column in Hamilton Magazine, and several of his articles have been published in the Hamilton Spectator. He also maintains a personal website and has been known to post passing thoughts on Twitter @RyanMcGreal. Recently, he took the plunge and finally joined Facebook.

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