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(Canada) North Bay, Ont: Declining enrollement; "increase in demand for special needs"

July 4, 2018, North Bay (Ont.) Nugget: Frank O'Hagan has high praise for Near North board http://www.nugget.ca/2018/07/04/frank-ohagan-has-high-praise-for-near-north-board Former Catholic school board trustee Frank O'Hagan is looking to win a seat on the Near North District School Board. He plans to support the budget put forward by the public board and the priorities outlined in its multi-year plan…. Near North announced recently that it is facing an almost $500,000 deficit in the coming year. The board also is faced with a series of challenges, including declining enrolment, excess capacity, the elimination of grants, and the increase in demand for special needs programs and mental health services. …