PARKWOOD Secondary College parents and students will meet at the campus tonight to get some answers on the future.
The school community was left reeling last week when it was announced the school council had voted unanimously to close the Ringwood North school on December 31.
Low enrolments were blamed for the decision.
Principal Barbara Laidlaw said tonight's meeting would provide an opportunity for her to give parents "a rundown on the history of enrolments".
"Most of the Maroondah Education Coalition schools are being affected by this drop in numbers," she said. "This has been a trend for a number of years."
She said she had been in touch with nearby schools and the top priority was making sure there were going to be places for the students to make the transition.
"We want to look after the students and assure them. Of course, they are going to be anxious and of course they are upset. This is the last thing we ever wanted to happen."
School council president Johann Ferdinands will also be speaking tonight. "I plan to share the thoughts we have about how the students' futures will be if the school does close," he said.
James Martin, spokesman for Education Minister Martin Dixon, said so far no formal proposal for Parkwood Secondary College to close had been provided.
"Minister Dixon has stated that before making a final decision on Parkwood's future he will need to be convinced the school council decision has broad school community support and is in the best interests of the students."