SD20 final reading on Rossland school closure tonight

Tonight, School District 20 will have the third reading of the bylaw which will turn Rossland Secondary School into a K-9 institution.

Tonight, School District 20 will have the third reading of the bylaw which will turn Rossland Secondary School into a K-9 institution, while closing MacLean Elementary School.

The option will likely be passed by the school board, despite the possibility of a partnership with the City of Rossland. That option hasn’t been discounted, but it won’t happen prior to the meeting tonight.

In the Feb. 13 city council meeting, there was discussion on the subject, as city administration put some numbers to the potential tax increases that this would cause residents, however, the city will wait until the bylaw passes before making any move.

Darrel Ganzert, the school board chair, maintained that the possibility of a partnership would still be a possibility even after the bylaw passes, as it could be rescinded when new information is presented before the board.

For tonight’s meeting agenda, click here. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at Trail Middle School.