SD20 trustees to debate City motion

The board of School District 20 will be considering the deal offered by the City of Rossland at their regular board meeting tonight.

The board of School District 20 (Kootenay Columbia) will be considering the deal offered by the City of Rossland at their regular board meeting tonight.

At 7 p.m. At Trail Middle School, the board will debate the merits of the motion Rossland City council passed April 8 to offer a grant-in-aid of $140,000 per year for three years to SD 20, with the condition kindergarten to Grade 12 grades remain in Rossland for the school years of 2013-2018.

An amendment that if the grant-in-aid was accepted by SD20 a referendum would be held on the issue of raising taxes would only affect the City if SD20 were to accept the deal.

City council also passed a motion Monday night during their regular meeting to reserve the right to purchase the MacLean School Annex from School District 20 by the end of the term of the deal.

In the motion, council hoped the money it could be handing over to the district for keeping grades 10-12 in Rossland would be considered full payment for the Annex if the City wished to exercise their right to purchase.

That motion will also be debated by SD20 trustees tonight.

 

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