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.