It appears the end has finally come for Graysville Elementary School. Earlier this week we told you about Prairie Rose School Division's decision to formally ask the Department of Education to allow it to close the school due to declining enrolment.

Because a provincial school closure moratorium is in place the request had to be made, and Education Minister Nancy Allan had to agree exceptional circumstances had been met. Allan informed the division Friday morning she had approved the request. Projected enrolment for the 2010-11 school year was just eight students, and there was the possibility several of those kids may not actually attend Graysville School this fall.

Less than a decade ago there were nearly seventy students enroled at the kindergarten to grade six school, but by the 2008-09 school year that number had plunged to 13 with many parents moving their kids Carman Elementary School.

~ Friday, July 23rd 2010 ~