Dauphin, Canada

The Swan Valley School Division made a tough announcement yesterday.

They will be closing down the Minitonas Early Years School for students, Kindergarten to Grade 4, and moving them to the Minitonas Middle Years School.

Despite the provincial government announcing an increase in education funding, like Mountain View School Division, Swan Valley was facing a reduction.

Due to declining enrollment, the Swan Valley School Division had to make cut backs of around $250,000.

The division also announced that the Birch River School will change to a K to 6 school, and the Grades 7 & 8 students will be bussed to Bowsman School.