New Documentary on Campaign to Save Parkview Secondary from Closure

By Ryan McGreal
Published March 13, 2014

Documentary filmmakers Operation Maple have produced a video about the campaign to save Parkview Secondary School from closure:

The documentary features interviews with Jordan Williams, a Parkview student who organized a student protest; Carla Troke, Jordan's mother; Gary Santucci, co-owner of The Pearl Company and a community supporter; and your humble RTH editor.

The Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board voted last year to close Parkview, demolish both it and neighbouring King George School (already closed), and build a new high school in their place to serve the lower city.

The Board will also buy back the nearby Scott Park Secondary School (after having sold it to a developer just a few years ago), demolish the building and turn the site into a 165-spot parking lot for the new school.

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Ryan McGreal, the editor of Raise the Hammer, lives in Hamilton with his family and works as a programmer, writer and consultant. Ryan volunteers with Hamilton Light Rail, a citizen group dedicated to bringing light rail transit to Hamilton. Ryan wrote a city affairs column in Hamilton Magazine, and several of his articles have been published in the Hamilton Spectator. His articles have also been published in The Walrus, HuffPost and Behind the Numbers. He maintains a personal website, has been known to share passing thoughts on Twitter and Facebook, and posts the occasional cat photo on Instagram.


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