SD-8 talks school scenarios with Nelson
The public in Nelson has been given their first look at how various school review scenarios have been ranked by SD-8 officials.
Overall the top option would be to close Trafalgar Middle School, all elementaries would become grades K to 6 and LV Rogers would be a 7 to 12 school.
Closing South Nelson and rebuilding Trafalgar is the next highest ranked option.
But these are just two of several scenarios that will need to be considered as part of a district wide plan to address significant under-utlization, ageing buildings and to save money.
Here’s Secretary-Treasurer Kim Morris.
Other communities will learn about their scores in the coming week including Creston tonight.
After public feedback the board could sign off on a plan for schools by May.
*Picture – this graphic shows overall scores for various Nelson school scenarios. SD8 will not distribute any detailed hand-outs until all local communities have been presented to in the coming week