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Finally, thank you to all of you who came and bought books with your generous donations. Happy summer reading!
Thank you to Nesters
Nesters Market has once again been a great supporter of community events. On May 10, 2003 the Alta Lake School held its third annual May Fair Celebration. It was a wonderful day filled with craft making, puppet shows and may pole dancing. The outdoor barbeque was a huge success thanks to the generous donation from Nesters Market.
Thank you from the children, parents and faculty of the Alta Lake School.
Regarding the proposed changes to the 2003-04 school calendar (deleting 20 days from the school year in attempt to save $250,000), I would like to put forth another option or two for the school board's consideration.
Based on what I have read and heard in presentations and discussions with officials, I understand that much of the budgetary cutbacks are necessary as a result of the added cost of opening and operating the new Spring Creek elementary school in Whistler. The message I'm hearing is that the funding the district receives is based on students, not schools, and while the number of students in the district will remain roughly the same, there will be one more school to fund with no extra money.
Clearly the new school is not coming at a great time, given the cutbacks in education funding, and schools throughout the province being forced to close their doors. I was also alarmed to hear at a PAC meeting over a year ago that Spring Creek school was more than half a million dollars over budget, and ground hadn't even been broken yet! How does this happen?
To make matters worse, there are many Whistler parents who are strongly opposed to sending their children to Spring Creek school, particularly those of us who live in neighbourhoods adjacent to or north of Myrtle Philip, yet we are now required to go five times the distance to Spring Creek (at the southernmost end of the valley) in order to balance the school numbers and justify its existence.
Let me spell this out loud and clear: WE DO NOT WANT TO SEND OUR CHILDREN TO SPRING CREEK SCHOOL! Lest there be any doubt about this, kindly pull out the petitions signed by so many parents last year. Our feelings haven't changed. I, for one, could not feel more strongly about this, having bought in Spruce Grove a year and a half ago, primarily for its easy access to Myrtle Philip School, and shortly before all this boundary controversy began.
June 17, 2013, 5:00 PM
Social services, church and housing being built by Sea to Sky Community Services and United Church More...
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