Friday, January 16, 2009

Nanaimo School Trustees Refuse $61,000,000 From Provincial Government

New School Board Overthrows Renewal Plan

The recently elected school board rejected the renewal plan developed by the previous school board. Resulting in the loss of $61Million, the provincial government has earmarked for the renewal plan.

The plan which took seven years to get to this point would have seen NDSS and Woodlands Secondary closed in 2012 and a new state of the art high school built on the Woodlands site. The plan would have seen seismic upgrades and expansion of Wellington Secondary School.

This new board, many with little experience have overthrown a plan which took previous boards years and years to develop. They are clearly bowing to the opinions of a special interest group.

The decision could be a most costly mistake which Nanaimo and District students will be paying for for years to come.

If you disagree with this decision, let your school trustee know how you feel.

Those who voted NO:

Donna Allen 250-753-3836
Nelson Allen 250-753-3836
Andrea Bonkowski 250-754-9911
Carol McNamee 250-751-1568
David Murchie 250-758-1230
Sharon Welch 250-758-0459


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