We are live from the public meeting regarding PCVS's future at the Evinrude Centre.
8:10 - Isabel Henniger "alarmed and frustrated" by ARC process.
8:20 - Di Farquhar who spoke so passionately about PCVS, that her mouth went dry
8:30 - PCVS student council president Matthew Finlan, saying PCVS can't just be moved or manufactured somewhere else. Isn't so simple. This inner city hub is needed.
8:40 - Otis Newport says that the PCVS projected enrollment was largely off
8:50 - 7th Inning Stretch. Meeting has been extended to 10 p.m.
9:10 - Back to the speakers, starting with Renata Spasov.
9:15 - PCVS student Riley Severin.
9:25 - "Only those with money are important" is the message being given. "Should have consulted with poverty groups during the ARC process".
9:30 - Graduating student Kirsten Bruce just gave impassioned speech about respectful, fostering PCVS environment. She finished with saying "The ARC process was flawed in every way", which was followed by a standing ovation.
9:35 - Barbra gave a heartfelt talk about the statistics that were overlooked for Native students and was followed by a standing ovation.
9:50 - Nancy Jackson called the ARC meeting a "disgrace" and was tearful when reflecting on Central P.S. which was promised to stay open, however now is apartments.
10:00 - Kathy Blackwood speaks about her daughter's dilemma, as to which courses are available to take at other schools if PCVS were to close. She might have to attend two schools to meet her curriculum needs.
10:10 - Maryam Monsef says that after moving here from Afghanistan and the bullying she went through, PCVS "Saved her life".