The Save AB Ellis committee is hoping to have council come on board in declaring the school a heritage site.

As part of the legislation, municipalities can pass a bylaw to designate properties of cultural heritage value or interest, usually buildings.

The group believes town council has a responsibility to preserve historical landmarks and buildings.

The school, which is temporarily housing Sacred Heart while construction begins on their new institution this Spring, will be 100 years old next year.
The Rainbow District School Board has stated it will be torn down to be used as a parking lot, but there is funding available to do a feasibility study for the need for housing.

The committee is continuing talks with the board and will be also looking for support from council.