Ramona Jennex turned down the request for such a ban during a meeting with District of Lunenburg Mayor Don Downe Tuesday in Halifax.
Downe says he was hoping for a moratorium because three schools have been closed in the municipality.
Those schools are now the municipality's responsibility — something Downe says is "grossly unfair."
The provincial government has defended cuts to education, saying they are necessary in the face of declining enrolment in recent years.
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