Letters to the Editor

School closures

School closures are going to happen but no one asks about the impact it will have on employees.

These people are not just workers in our community but also our neighbours and friends.  Why is no one asking:

1. What impact will these closures have on administrators? Does fewer school mean fewer principals and vice-principals?

2.  Middle schools offer specialty programs such as band, woodwork, art, librarians and home economics. Will these programs continue in the newly created elementary schools? What impact will this have on these teachers?

3. Currently, there are elementary and middle school counselors employed in our schools. What happens to these teachers?

4. What will happen to CUPE employees such as custodians, secretaries, teacher aides, bus drivers and those working on grounds and building maintenance?  Does fewer schools mean fewer CUPE employees?

5. Doesn't fewer employees in our schools mean fewer employees at the school district office?

6. What impact will these changes in school staffing have on our children?

7. What impact will these changes in school staffing have on our community as a whole?

A building is just a building. It is the people working is these buildings that make it a school.

Shane Conn


We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Silent visitor
It’s all about the game on a Super Sunday
Fight for life
Tree-stripped mountains the result of toxic political policies
Temporary urgent water conservation measures required
Governor General says Canadians well positioned to take advantage of opportunities
Victoria raises Seattle Super Bowl flag
This and That, January 28
Get smart about bears

Community Events, January 2015

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Jan 29 edition online now. Browse the archives.