A new school to replace the four will open in September 2022.
On Saturday, July 8, the Conseil scolaire acadien provincial (CSAP) voted to shut down École Joseph-Dugas in Church Point, École Jean-Marie-Gay in Saulnierville, École Stella-Maris in Meteghan and École Saint-Albert in Salmon River.
Two of the schools – Saint-Albert and Jean-Marie-Gay – are to be closed first, on July 31, 2018.
The plan is that students from the Saint-Albert school will be moved to the Stella-Maris school and those from the Jean-Marie-Gay school will be transferred to the Joseph-Dugas school.
The Stella-Maris and Joseph-Dugas schools will close on July 31, 2022.
All students will attend a new school in September 2022.
The board looked at a number of factors in its school closure decision, including enrolment and the condition of the school buildings.