High school to remain closed for 17 days next year 

Parents want Olympic break reduced; PAC chair hopeful compromise can be reached

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But McGaw is not satisfied with the status quo arguing that: "The whole agenda seems to be driven by the families who are leaving town.

"I think it was very significant on those survey sheets... that not one person (supporting the 17-day closure) made any comment about 'little Johnny' missing an Olympic experience. The only comments attached to those surveys said, 'I have already rented my house' or 'we are planning to leave town.'

"The thing that really sticks in my gut the most is the thought of that school sitting empty and unused for a whole academic week. That is ludicrous and there is no need for it.

"Whistler school children are going to be locked out of an unused school facility."

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