Cautious optimism from SD 8 on the government’s new funding for rural schools earmarked for possible closure.
Kootenay Lake Superintendent Jeff Jones says at first glance it appears positive.
It funds rural schools that are a community focal point and offer specific grades in that area.
But Jones is asking where this new money will come from and what needs to happen to support it.
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The government says Winlaw and Yahk schools would qualify.
Jones says it’s up to the board to determine which schools would be selected to apply for the funding.