THE Department of Education should have a number of students needed to keep Stanley Primary School open, an education union worker says.
At Tuesday night’s meeting, the department’s Tony Gooden said the school would stay if a viable number of enrolments were received.
However, he was unable to pinpoint an exact number.
AEU Victorian branch deputy secretary Carolyn Clancy said it was not good enough that there wasn’t a figure.
“How can the school community have any certainty if they don’t have a number to work on?” she said.
Parents on the night accused the Education Department of doing nothing to attract a viable number of students to the school.
They said by telling parents who had enrolled their children to enrol elsewhere was failing the school.
“If we had started with those two children and worked with the assistant principal on building up the numbers, then things might have been a little different,” parent Katherine Collins said.
Parents said time was running out to re-enrol students at the school.
They say their children would not want to change schools once they had made friends.