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.

 

Just Posted

South Slocan woman killed in Friday crash

Police continue to investigate cause of fatal crash

What’s Up: Things to see and do on Family Day

There’s plenty of fun to be had across the West Kootenay this coming long weekend!

Province announces $23 million for upgrades at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital

West Kootenay-Boundary Regional Hospital District Board has yet to review the provincial proposal

Call a foul on cancer with the Pink Whistle Campaign

Local basketball referees are raising money for cancer research

UPDATE: Two-car accident closes Highway 3A at Thrums

Road expected to open for single-lane alternating traffic at 2 p.m.

‘Our entire municipality is heartbroken’: Seven children die in Halifax house fire

A man and woman remained in hospital Tuesday afternoon, the man with life-threatening injuries

B.C. man survives heart attack thanks to Facebook

A Princeton man suffered a heart attack while at an isolated property with no cell service

B.C. man sues Maxime Bernier’s People’s Party over trademark

Satinder Dhillon filed application for trademark same day Maxime Bernier announced the new party

New trial ordered over banning whales, dolphins at Vancouver aquarium

Park board’s appeal reverses previous decision that found it had no right to implement a ban

Make sure measles shots up to date, Public Health Agency says

Measles causes high fever, coughing, sneezing and a widespread painful rash

Minister says plans to fight poverty, climate change, focus of B.C. budget

The NDP said in its throne speech last week that affordability will be the hallmark of its initiatives

Bomb threats, gunfire, kidnapping: Drug war rocks Kamloops

Kamloops RCMP battles a series of violent events

B.C. hotel trashes Channing Tatum in favour of Ryan Reynolds

Tatum’s picture left in recycling bin, replaced with photo of Ryan Reynolds

B.C. firefighters rescue bear cub stuck up a tree

Family Day was eventful for cub, firefighters

Most Read