Brooklyn school community in Comox being reunited

After several years of being separated, primary and intermediate students and staff in the Brooklyn school community will reunite.

After several years of being separated between two campuses, the primary and intermediate students and staff in the Brooklyn school community will be reunited in the New Year.

And when they start 2012 together in the current Cape Lazo site, they will be welcomed by a familiar name.

This Tuesday, the school board accepted a request from the Brooklyn staff and community to rename Cape Lazo as Brooklyn Elementary School by January.

“In preparation for moving up the hill to the current Cape Lazo site in January, in the spring of last year, the Brooklyn community, following the policy guidelines, went through a consultation process with parents and staff and students regarding a renaming of their new school site for January,” said superintendent Sherry Elwood. “As a result of that consultation process, which was wide and generous  … it was very clear to everyone that there is a genuine wish in the community for the school to keep its name.”

Trustees supported the request unanimously.

“I respect the wishes of the community, and I want to support them,” said trustee Janice Caton. “Brooklyn’s been there forever; let’s continue with the tradition.”

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