School district starts paying down debt

With no appeals left, the final decision has been made by the Kootenay Lake School District to repay the provincial government the $600,000 it was overpaid last year.

  • Sep. 22, 2011 1:00 p.m.

With no appeals left, the final decision has been made by the Kootenay Lake School District to repay the provincial government the $600,000 it was overpaid last year.

On Wednesday, district superintendent Jeff Jones confirmed that the district had already paid back almost a third of the amount owed.

“We’ve already paid back almost $200,000 of it, so I don’t think we’ll need more than three years to pay it back,” he said.

As to how the payments would affect the Kootenay classrooms, Jones said it would be minimal.

“We would be looking at other places in the district before we look at direct removal of resources from the classroom,” said Jones.