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Funds announced to recruit, retain rural teachers

The BC Government has announced funding to enhance the recruitment and retention of teachers for rural schools.

Boundary-Similkameen MLA Linda Larson says this addresses a common point of discussion from her consultation tour of districts with rural and remote schools.

The province will invest $2 million to boost recruitment.

The president of the BC School Trustees Association is happy with the funding announcement.

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Teresa Rezansoff, who also chairs the Boundary School Board, says part of the $2 million investment will be used to add software for job postings.

She adds rural schools often have trouble recruiting specialty teachers for classes like woodworking.

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