Would reconfiguration in the Kootenay Lake School District lead to improved teacher-student ratios?

Teachers will be asking for that should major changes lead to big cost savings.

Here’s Paul Boscariol the President of the Nelson and District Teachers Association.


Sd8 has 2,000 fewer students than ten years ago with over 1,600 empty seats in its many schools.

A plan for reconfiguration or even closures could help reduce some of their $80 million in capital and maintenance costs.

Trafalgar Middle School or South Nelson Elementary rank high on the district’s scoring matrix for possible closure but the board has not discussed anything yet.