school closure

Parents oppose school closure plan in Trout Creek

  • Posted on: 15 January 2016
  • By: Michael Brydon

Parents and residents spoke out on Tuesday evening in opposition to the possible closure of Trout Creek School.

The option, presented earlier this month, calls for the closure of Trout Creek School and the reconfiguration of other Summerland schools.

Under the proposal, students from Kindergarten to Grade 3 would attend Giant’s Head School, students in Grades 4 to 7 would attend Summerland Middle School and students in Grades 8 to 12 would attend Summerland Secondary School.

Development potential on the greater West Bench

  • Posted on: 5 January 2016
  • By: Michael Brydon

I sent the following to the Board of Education Trustee for rural Penticton, Ginny Manning.  The email is a follow-on to my previous comments on this issue:

Subject: Re: West Bench school closure and growth
Date: Mon, 4 Jan 2016 23:01:02 -0800
From: Michael Brydon 
To: Ginny Manning
CC: Bill Newell, Andrew Jakubeit

Hi Ginny,

Student makes plea for West Bench

  • Posted on: 8 December 2015
  • By: Michael Brydon

A West Bench Elementary student made a passionate plea to School District 67 trustees on Tuesday.

“West Bench is the best school ever. Please don’t close it,” said Jack MacIntosh, who’s attending his final year at the school, at a community meeting where the trustees are listening to public opinion on school closures in the face of declining enrolment.

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