The Steier Group has completed its feasibility study for the potential expansion of and capital improvements to St. Margaret of Scotland School. Their data continues to be evaluated by the members of the Parish Council, the School Board and the Finance Committee. We hope to communicate a decision soon to everyone in the parish and school communities. In the meantime, I would like to address some of the frequently asked questions (FAQs) that surfaced in the course of the Steier Group’s inventory. Many of you expressed a desire to know more clearly how the parish leadership came to the proposals that were made, certainty that all options have been explored, and clarity on a few specifics. Here and in the future I will provide answers to these FAQs.
Margaret of Wessex was born while her family was in exile in Hungary, circa 1045 AD. Her family returned to England in 1057 where her brother was briefly an Anglo-Saxon (uncrowned) king. Following the Norman conquest of England in 1066, Margaret and her family fled England and King Malcolm III of Scotland welcomed them graciously and took them under his protection. He soon took Margaret as his wife. They had six sons and two daughters together.