Leamington Saying ‘No Thanks’ To GECDSB

Leamington council meets for its regular meeting on June 2, 2014. (Photo by Ricardo Veneza)

Leamington Council doesn’t have any interest in partnering with the Greater Essex County District School Board to maintain Centennial Field or the tennis courts at the current LDSS site on Talbot St.

The public board is building a new facility for Leamington District Secondary School on Oak St. and two board representatives met with Leamington CAO Bill Marck to look at a potential partnership regarding the current location.

“[The public board] thought that it might be a good idea because the trail’s there and it connects the two schools and the kids could go back and forth,” says Marck. “Speak with [Manager of Facility Services Al Cook], he thought that any savings as a result to the school board of not having to put a track in the new facility, might be able to go into the school facility [construction].”

The meeting between Leamington staff and the public board came after Leamington Deputy Mayor Charlie Wright made a presentation to trustees in December 2013, looking to see what the board’s plans were for Centennial Field.