FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The BC government has this week redirected what it calls $25 million in administrative savings from school districts back into the province’s schools system, and as reported earlier $307,000 of it is coming to the Peace River North School District.
However, Superintendent Dave Sloan says, while it is certainly welcome, the funding will not have a dramatic impact on what is already a tightly balanced District 60 budget.
In general, that was a common position presented province wide, by many in the school system, including the BC Teachers’ Federation, which said while the funding won’t solve the crisis facing schools, it will bring some much needed relief.
However, as far as continued sustainable funding is concerned, NDP Leader John Horgan says, don’t hold breath because, he argues this is nothing more than a classic Liberal re-election ploy.
He added Premier Christy Clark is trying to make bad headlines go away until after next spring’s election.