The Student Accommodation Planning meeting, of January 17th at Clarke High School has resulted in much commentary. At that time Kawartha Pine Ridge school board director Rita Russo told the crowd that the proposal for a new school in Newcastle, submitted last February had been denied by the Ministry of Education. This verdict of course did not sit well with anyone involved. Russo noted that KPRDSB will continue to submit proposals until accepted. No one disagrees that The Pines and Clarke High school need to be replaced. The question is when will the funding be available to do so.