Deflated, but not defeated.
The mayor of Osoyoos says the community was first hopeful, then disappointed with this week’s education funding announcement which didn’t give the community the money needed to save the high school school.
Speaking with CKNW’s Simi Sara, Mayor Sue McKortoff says her community will forge ahead to either save its Secondary school or find another option.
“Our MLA, Linda Larson, is meeting with the School Board this week. They don’t want to meet with the town council because we have legal action against the School Board, which is ongoing, so we get that. [Simi Sara asks: It’s turned very contentious, hasn’t it?] It’s very contentious, we’re just all really upset about it and it’s got tempers flaring and people really upset.”
She says the school district is underestimating growth in student numbers, and the condition of the Secondary school itself.