A decision about the future of Regina’s Davin School will be made by the end of this school year.
Late last year, the school board issued a survey on whether or not the name should be changed with people having from November 6 to December 15 to have their say on the issue and their thoughts on whether or not the name should be changed.
Public school board spokesperson Terry Lazarou says now that the data has been collected with almost 1400 responses coming in, it is time to analyze it and compile a final report.
Lazarou says the fact so many responses were received was one that shows how passionate a topic this is.
“It was endearing to see that the community, the Regina community and the Davin community took it upon itself to express themselves and their feelings on this issue.” Lazarou said. “It is heartwarming to see how much people care about it which I think is the reason why the board is going to take its time on this. It wants to make a decision that will honour all the work that has gone into this.
While Lazarou can’t say when the final decision will be announced, he says it will be before the end of the current school year.
Davin is a Regina journalist and politician, who is known for writing an influential report in 1879 that led to the creation of Canada’s residential school system.
The issue of renaming the school was raised in light of the work done by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.