The Surrey School Board is facing a tough decision tonight.
“I’m nervous, I’m nervous to see what they will do with the French Immersion program.”
Trustees are set to vote on whether to downsize future Kindergarten French classes to make room for more regular English classes at Ecole Woodward Hill.
Cindy Dalglish has one child attending the school.
She hopes today’s outcome does not affect her three-year-old’s future education, who she hopes will also have the chance of learning French.
“While I may not agree with the proposal that’s going before them today, I believe that they were painted in a corner to come up with a proposal in the first place.”
Trustee Gary Tymoschuk says he’s leaning towards one side but it may just be a last minute decision.
“I want to wait and hear, first of all we got a delegation coming tonight from the McLeod Traditional School nearby, and so I want to hear what they have to say. I also want to hear what the superintendent is going to say.”
If trustees vote to slash the program, it would mean future French Kindergarten classes would be cut from two to one full class and one split class.