Personally I found that the dismissal of our elected School Trustees was an unnecessary action savoured by the BC Liberal Government to keep the uppity Trustees in line, not only here but throughout the province.
This is not just about money. This shines a light on an antiquated child of the provincial government relationship that we have in relation to our School Boards.
We pay school taxes but all power resides with the provincial government. I hope that the BC NDP will address this outdated arrangement when and if elected May 14th, 2013.
In an earlier post I had mentioned that heart attack or no heart attack, BC NDP MLA Bill Routley would be back in action when the pussy willows and crocuses made their appearance. Turns out I was not far off. Here is the latest from our MLA.
Cowichan Valley MLA Bill Routley stood up in the BC Legislature and asked why the government’s appointed trustee of the Cowichan Valley School District is threatening to close schools this May?
The education minister fired the elected school board last year and the appointed trustee has put a list of 10 schools forward for possible closure, saying that the decision on which schools would close would be made May 15 – the day after the provincial election.