The school board has formed a committee to consider the possibility of bringing a Montessori program to the school district for future years.
This option for learning was highly supported by the Parent Advisory Council of Silver Creek Elementary, which faced closure for this school year. It was felt the Montessori learning option would attract new students to the school which, at the end of last year, had only 36 students.
The board voted against the closure in May, but has not yet agreed to implement Montessori at that school.
At the board meeting, Bobbi Johnson, board chair, indicated the report will look at the viability of Montessori in the school district, but does not necessarily mean such a program would automatically be considered for Silver Creek Elementary. Another school could be determined as a more suitable site.
The committee will be comprised of: Jennifer Findlay, Early Learning Co-ordinator, Jodi van der Meer, principal, Kirsten Mazur, principal, a PAC nominated parent rep, a NOSTA nominated teacher rep, school trustee Michel Saab and Carl Cooper, Director of Instruction.