Parents fight back as staggered bells set to be introduced this fall

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Killaloe – Parents in the Madawaska Family of Schools, which includes schools in Killaloe, Barry’s Bay, Combermere and Palmer Rapids, are fighting the introduction of staggered bells stating the proposed savings of $100,000 are not worth the mental health stress on families and children and the impracticality of buses repeatedly traversing the same rural roads for various school opening times.

Staggered bells are not a happy topic in Renfrew County. While most school “families” or areas had ...

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