Southside residents are stepping up their public campaign against plans by the LNP state government to close Nyanda State High School, with an increasing number of locals getting on board to help save the school.
Locally, the Labor Party is continuing to work with concerned residents to campaign against the controversial move, with federal MP for Moreton, Graham Perrett, recently organising a successful community rally (pictured) and launching a petition.
Nyanda State High School is recognised for its excellent special education unit, has won a state-wide environmental award, and has forged strong links to local vocational industries. The decision to close the school has shocked not only teachers, students and parents, but also many local residents who want to see the school continue.
The LNP state government has come under sustained criticism over its plan to close nine schools, which has seen little warning and virtually no consultation. Some residents have questioned why a high-growth area such as Salisbury, where Nyanda State High School is located, will see its only high school closed.
A public meeting to further discuss the closure is scheduled to be held 18 June.
For more information about the campaign to save Nyanda State High School visit http://www.grahamperrettcampaign.com or phone the Office of Graham Perrett MP on (07) 3344 2622.