Letters to the Editor

No school closure direction

THE NEWs/Files In October, parents protested recommendations to close three schools. Trustees, however, decided against those  recommendations. -
THE NEWs/Files In October, parents protested recommendations to close three schools. Trustees, however, decided against those recommendations.
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Editor, The News

Re: Healthier schools in New Year (The News, Jan. 5).

Nutrition is always important, whether at home or school.

The Riverside elementary PAC has embraced The Lunch Lady Program, which provides meals that meet the nutritional guideline set forth by the provincial government.

This only provides minimal profit for the school, but as a larger concern, we are not able to make any long-term fundraising plans until we get further direction publicly about the school closure process.

Since the school board's public vote on Oct. 24 to suspend the process for this year, there has been no public direction from the board about how they will proceed.

We are grateful for an extra year, but this leaves a huge concern for the parents of the schools that were publicly named last fall.

The impending doom hanging over the those schools will likely result in an even lower enrollment than anticipated, thus sealing their fate.

I would like to see the school board address this issue publicly and give it the due diligence and importance that it rightly deserves so that we as parents can make an informed decision for our children based on the leadership shown by our elected school board

Todd Hill, PAC chair

Riverside elementary

Maple Ridge

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