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Parents will raise funds for tennis upgrade

Rolph Road parents have won approval to raise money to repair the school’s tennis courts instead of the Toronto school board making a private-public deal because of lack of funds.

Parents Robin Dickie, Linda Carte and Stan Flemming will organize to try to raise at least $16,000 for repairs.

Dickie, head of the Rolph School Council, said there was passionate opposition among members to the private-public proposal.

They were worried about what effect new tennis facilities would have on the school’s playground and on traffic on a currently quiet Hanna Rd.

There was also a concern that school property should remain public.