Nearly 30 elementary and excessive faculties within the Vaudreuil-Dorion area will probably be closed on Tuesday after the Île-aux-Tourtes bridge closes.
The bridge connecting Montreal’s West Island to Vaudreuil-Dorion on Freeway 40 was closed indefinitely on Could 20 for security causes. At peak occasions, 87,000 drivers use the bridge.
On this time off, the colleges of the Heart de Service Scolaire Trois-Lacs can assess how the closure of the bridge will have an effect on the commuting of the scholars, stated the supervisor Sophie Proulx in a letter to the mother and father on Could 23.
“We’re conscious of the inconvenience this example could cause,” stated Proulx. “Nonetheless, the geographic configuration of our territory implies that staff and college students who commute from residence to high school are instantly affected.”
On-line courses won’t be provided to make up for the canceled in-person courses, however college students already enrolled in distance studying for the 2020-2021 faculty yr will proceed to have on-line courses.
The Macdonald Excessive Faculty of the Lester B. Pearson Faculty Board in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue may even be closed.
Faculty transport will probably be suspended in a number of faculties in western Montreal till additional discover.
Roughly 16,000 college students are enrolled in faculties affected by the closure.
If faculties are closed for a second day, mother and father will probably be allowed to choose up their kids’s belongings on Could twenty sixth to proceed learning from residence.