Our lawyer, Aaron Rubinoff, has recently responded to my inquiry regarding the expected time-line for our receiving the Court’s rationale for its June ruling. Aaron anticipates that we will hear from the Court in late August or early September. Once the report is released, both PNP and KPR lawyers must provide costs submissions to the Court within a two week period. The Court will likely render its decision re any award of costs shortly thereafter. Until we have this decision we must maintain our legal fund in the trust account at LLF law firm.
In the meantime, Jay Amer and Bill Lockington will write to the Board on behalf of the Peterborough Collegiate Foundation to request that the Board donate PCVS archival materials to the Peterborough Centennial Museum and Archives. The Director of the Museum has indicated that she would like to receive donated materials to add to the PCVS Archive which we created in 2002 at the time of the 175th Anniversary. It is critical that all PCVS archives be preserved as they reflect the history of the City and County of Peterborough.
As soon as we receive the Court’s rationale we will post it on PNP and send out an attendant announcement.
Like so many hundreds of you, I continue to struggle to accept a decision that was so irrational and that was clearly not in the best interests of either students, present and future, or the City of Peterborough itself. However, it is my hope that students and staff are now making adjustments to the new reality and that they will be able to enter their new schools in September with grace and optimism, and at the same time, a feeling that however long they were at PCVS, they were fortunate to have been there.
Chair, Co-ordinating Committee, Peterborough Needs PCVS