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City councillors supportive of school trustee reduction

Unlike politicians in Enderby, Salmon Arm councillors are supportive of School District #83 cutting the number of trustees on its board.

Salmon Arm Coun. Denise Reimer says it’s nice to see the board consider cutbacks in light of the recent $1.8 million budget cuts the district has recently had to face.

“I appreciate that given the current circumstances they are taking the time to look at this and see where they can scale back,” said Reimer.

Coun. Chad Eliason also said he wouldn’t go against the district’s decision, as they’ve done the research and they know the numbers.

Mayor Nancy Cooper said her only concern was that residents in Sicamous and Enderby may have a problem with losing representatives.

But Coun. Debbie Cannon says it makes sense.

“I support it,” said Cannon. “Based on the population numbers with how many people are in Sicamous and Enderby, it makes sense they would only have one trustee and Salmon Arm would have three.”

A decision on the number of trustees could occur June 23 and come into affect by November’s civic election.

 

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