School property sales proceeding
The school district is moving forward with plans to sell eight properties within its boundaries pending approval of the Ministry of Education.
The board is expected to pass first readings of a series of bylaws allowing it to proceed with the sale of the properties, which include the defunct North Broadview School, the current school board office on Shuswap Street, the former Mount Ida School, the North Canoe annex, the new Jackson annex, the South Canoe Centre, the former Ashton Creek School and vacant property at 4730 Fifth Ave. SW.
Public hearings were held to explore any community concerns with these sales; however, there was minimal response. The Shuswap 222 Air Cadets expressed concern as they currently lease space in the South Canoe Centre. There was also a request for the board to consider the importance of the now-defunct Ashton Creek School to that community.
Should the bylaws pass, the board will then forward this to the Ministry of Education for approval before the bylaws can return for final readings, which are planned for April 9. At that point the properties could be put on the market.