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Mixed reaction from SD 8 to new rural schools funding

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.

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