News

Ashton Creek Elementary School to close

Classes will continue only for a few more months at Ashton Creek Elementary School.
North Okanagan-Shuswap trustees voted Tuesday to close the school Aug. 1 because of decreased enrolment. Classes will end in June.
The only trustee opposing the decision was Enderby area trustee Chris Coers (Armstrong trustee Bob Fowler was absent).
The school has 33 students in two, four-grade split classrooms and district officials have stated that doesn’t provide a sustainable learning environment for students. However, the district received a 159-name petition demanding that the school be kept open.
Parents have insisted that the small nature of the school provides one-on-one learning for their children, particularly for those with learning disabilities. They also state that the lack of a school will impact the Ashton Creek community and children will have longer bus rides into school in Enderby.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.
Morgan refuses to chair SLIPP meetings
 
Dumping puts bins on the line
 
Pieces of Franklin ship found
A new peace? Six-year deal for B.C. teachers
 
Future looks bright for Young Stars Classic at SOEC
 
This business is for the dogs, and all your pets
Prince Rupert educators remain on good terms
 
Teachers strike mediation hopes rise as Ready talks to BCTF, province
 
Rod and Gun Club awards for Fernie folks

Community Events, September 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Sep 17 edition online now. Browse the archives.