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separate school

n. Canadian
A publicly funded primary or secondary school that offers instruction in a specific religious denomination.

separate school

n
(Education) (in Canada) a school for a large religious minority financed by its rates and administered by its own school board but under the authority of the provincial department of education

sep′arate school`



n. Canadian.
a publicly funded school for children belonging to a religious minority, esp. a school for Roman Catholics.
[1950–55]
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Following a successful lobby in 2013, Gardendale's all-white City Council voted to create a separate school system. But, since the township falls under Jefferson County, it is still bound by decades-old school desegregation court orders resulting from a 1954 ruling against segregation, and thus needs a federal ruling to move forward.
Some people, when asked for their opinion on the abolition of the public funding of the Roman Catholic separate school system in Ontario, have said they thought such a move would be political suicide.
Anything authentically Catholic about the separate school system seems to have disappeared a long time ago.
Frost became a quiet supporter of the separate school system by alleviating, in small doses, the financial burden of some of the urban separate school boards.
And Crerand reckons a way of addressing the problem could be one the Catholic Church has argued against for decades - the scrapping of the separate school system in Scotland.
Davenport called the defeat of the Davis Bill and the separate school system the greatest victory of his life (1936).
"If the separate school system can be based on the Catholic faith and values, there's no reason we can't do the same with our core teachings and spiritual values," Wapass told reporters.
The release of the report came only days after the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN) announced a proposal to create a separate school system for Aboriginal youth.
I would also argue that any referendum in Ontario on getting rid of the publicly funded Roman Catholic separate school system would pass overwhelmingly.
(16) The new provinces of Saskatchewan and Alberta opted for the Ontario model of a separate school system, rather than the Quebec model of dual confessional schools.
The preamble of the Act expressly provides that parents have a right and responsibility to make decisions respecting the education of their children and that education within the province of Alberta is a publicly funded system with two dimensions (the public school system and the separate school system).
It was precisely this formulation which was to generate the Catholic reaction and thus begin the creation of a substantial separate school system.