Qualicum Beach make school zoning permanent

In an attempt to prevent the closure of Kwalikum Secondary School, the Town of Qualicum Beach introduced an amendment bylaw on July 11 to maintain the land it sits on as a pubic school zone.

QUALICUM BEACH — In an attempt to prevent the closure of Kwalikum Secondary School, the Town of Qualicum Beach introduced an amendment bylaw on July 11 to maintain the land it sits on as a pubic school zone.

Staff outlined the idea came from consultant Doug Player. The rationale is to try to prevent the school district looking at the land as a valuable asset for anything other than a school.

The town will notify School District 69 (Qualicum) of its effort. The amendment has two more readings to go before final approval.

Also on July 11, council approved a series of Player’s recommendations to the school district regarding KSS:

• to have an inclusive consultation period;

• to have a KSS task force;

• to explore opportunities with the town and other local organizations;

• to examine restrictions to the international student program;

• to not close KSS.

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