LETTER: Salmo Elementary is thriving

Reader Dan Danforth dispels a rumour....

As a councillor for Salmo, it has been brought to my attention that there is a rumor around the area that the Salmo Elementary School is closing.

Not true. I would like help dispel that rumor here.

The Salmo elementary school is thriving, with an increase in students again this year. It is the fourth largest elementary school in School District 8, and operating at 98 per cent.

The source of the rumor may be that there is an active plan in SD8 to build a new addition onto the Salmo High school, and co-locate the elementary school with the high school.

When this happens, the old elementary school building will be redundant. SD8 will likely close and then dispose the old building, not the elementary school body, which will just move to a new facility.

Salmo is very proud to have K-12 classes for our students right here, with active Parent Advisory Committees, and lots of community support and participation.

Dan Danforth,

Councillor, Salmo

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