Parksville Qualicum people asked to get over their apathy

School District 69 board chair urges public to attend upcoming information sessions

People need to step up and give input regarding education in this district, said school board chair Lynette Kershaw at the last public board meeting.

One of the ways people can do that is at the Toward a Future for Schools Conversations starting Oct 10 and running monthly. Kershaw was disappointed with the turnout at the Transportation Review public consultation last fall, she said and she hopes to see more people at this meeting.

“We have to get over the public apathy,” she said. “We just need public input. These are critical decisions we’re making for our children for education for years to come, so I can’t impress on that enough.”

The conversations will be held on the second Thursday of each month in the Library at OMS from 7 to 8 p.m.

The focus at the October 10 meeting will be Teaching and Learning and on November 14, Finance and Facilities.

The focus will alternate between those two topics each month until June, when there will be a review of the year’s conversations.

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