Barrie Offers Mediation In Dispute With School Board

Placement of new high school in question

Barrie City Council is hoping to avoid a costly, and possibly lengthy, Ontario Municipal Board hearing in a dispute with the Simcoe County District School Board. the two are at odds over the placement of a new high school in the south end – the city’s Master Plan calls for the school building to be at the back of the property at Mapleview drive and Prince William Way; the school board wants it closer to the road at the front of the property. City Council last night voted in favour of asking the board to agree to mediation on the matter.