A lack of public interest in what’s happening within the local school district has two members of Armstrong council concerned.
Mayor Chris Pieper and Coun. Shirley Fowler attended the monthly regular North Okanagan Shuswap School District board meeting which was held at Armstrong’s Pleasant Valley Secondary School.
“There was more (school district) staff than public,” said Pieper. “The school district is doing its due diligence to communicate with all regional governments and communities in the North Okanagan and Shuswap.”
Government appointed trustee Mike McKay has been holding meetings in Armstrong, Enderby, Sicamous and Salmon Arm.
“I appreciate the face there’s been improvement in communication than in the past,” said Fowler, who also pointed out that the public was quick to express their opinions over a possible closure of Armstrong Elementary School. “We all know there were crowds of people that had opinions of things when things were perhaps going sour.
“This is the time to be in communication (with the school district) and know what’s coming up.”
Added Pieper: “The big issue right now is how they’re going to set up elections (for trustees). Whether it’s nine people, or seven or five and who are they going to represent. “They’re going out looking for input.”