Letters: Going overboard

Dalton’s estimate of $8,474 per student is actually $5,200 per usable dollars.

Editor, The News:

Re:  School board, MLA in war of words over funding (The News, April 27).

MLA Marc Dalton reports that School District No. 42 funding is at a historic high without mentioning that the district’s costs, downloaded and not funded by his government, are also at a record high.

Mr. Dalton’s funding estimate of $8,474 per student is actually $5,200 per usable dollars in today’s budget.

Budgetary decisions are made at the local level, but essentially Mr. Dalton and his government have reduced the deck space on the Titanic so trustees must pick which chairs need to be thrown off.

Deirdre Way

Maple Ridge