In 2008 I attended my first Regina Board of Education meeting. It was to witness the closure of Usher and other schools. Here we are 6 years later, and the RBE is still closing schools like Connaught in supposedly booming Regina. They are causing needless tears for children and hardship for Regina families. The provincial push to close schools and cram children like sardines into P3 portables, is really a slide backward from the one-room school houses my great-grandparents lovingly built for their community’s children. We’re raising children in newly constructed, removable heritage.