Education minister planning Kootenay tour

Mike Bernier will visit Trafalgar Middle School next week.

Mike Bernier

Education Minister Mike Bernier will visit the Kootenay Lake school district next week.

Bernier’s schedule for April 19 includes visits to Trafalgar Middle school in Nelson, Adam Robertson Elementary School in Creston, and a meeting with trustees.

Trafalgar is slated to be closed under the district’s draft facilities plan. It has been atop the district’s capital plan for a rebuild for several years.

“Trustees have many topics to discuss with the minister,” the board said in a news release. “They plan to emphasize the outstanding work done throughout our district on behalf of our students. Trustees will also speak with the minister about their support for the revised BC curriculum, and the challenges that the current imposed timeline for full implementation is creating.”

The board further plans to “address the progress that has been made to ensure district facilities are effective and safe learning and working environments for staff and students, as well as the significant challenges faced by the district with regard to facility maintenance and use.”

Trustees also intend to address “the need for a provincial poverty reduction plan.”

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