“The Report has been on the Minister of Education’s desk since the change over in Government. All of the participants and contributers should have received a copy of the Report as I suggested to the Minister 6 months ago.”
MLA, Boundary Similkameen
Trustees of School District 67 Penticton/Summerland want the report on rural education – released. That report completed while the Liberal Government was in charge but NOT given to the public by the NDP/Green Coalition Government.
“I understand why they want it released. It should be released. There’s nothing of harm it at all,” the Boundary Similkameen MLA said from Victoria Monday evening. Larson undertook preparing the report in her role as parliamentary secretary for rural education when the Liberal government was in power. She said there wasn’t time to release the report formally before the switchover in government. She hoped it would be released last summer, but it wasn’t.
“We did a provincial report on rural schools and it was completed last spring and went to the minister. Then the changeover of government happened and it was not acted or released. It’s out of my hands. I don’t have the authority to release it,” she said.
With files from Black Press Digital