What happened to keeping programs?

I was actually quite impressed the trustees actually listened to the public’s input and proposed facility cuts

After School District #83 held their three separate town hall meetings (one in Armstrong, one in Salmon Arm and one in Enderby), the general consensus was that the people wanted to see cuts in facilities, not in the various educational programs.

I was actually quite impressed the trustees actually listened to the public’s input and proposed facility cuts along with school amalgamations. Then along came the small group of folks opposed to closing schools in fear of what might happen to their local communities.

What special powers did they possess to stop the trustees in their tracks and make them completely change their minds and go against the opinions they were so eager to get during the town hall meetings?

Maybe we need to look at things from a business point of view. The sole purpose of the school system is to educate, not maintain half-empty buildings.

We are now considering major educational cuts because the reality is, money needs to come from somewhere.

Why is it that the kids should suffer from poor business decisions? Are we solving the problem by putting it off for another year?

T. Spence

 

Salmon Arm Observer