By Amy Woolvett
On Wednesday night, representatives of the Tri-County Regional School Board were met by hundreds of Lockeport teachers, students and community members ready to fight any changes to their schools.
Due to dwindling enrolment, the Lockeport Regional High School is under the microscope by the school board to ensure students are getting the proper education.
The school board representatives arrived in Lockeport for in what will be the first of many meetings to discuss the school and its possible futures.
Residents of Lockeport were upset after hearing of options the school board has suggested including anything from retaining the status quo to shutting down the high school and busing students to Shelburne Regional High School.
One-by-one, a handful of people spoke at the rally in front of a crowd assembled in the high school gym to convey to school board representatives why they must keep the status quo.
The overall message at the peaceful but emotional meeting was that the high school was an anchor to the community.
It was clear that residents, students and community plan to oppose any proposed changes their school by the board.
Lisa Doucet, board superintendent, said that absolutely no decisions have been made as yet regarding Lockeport schools and that at this time they are only collecting information and feedback.