Oakes, speaking at her office in Quesnel City Hall, delivered some good news on the education front…
“Today i am really pleased to say that we’ve listened and that the province will be providing the school district with the entire amount of money, new money, that the school district requested of the province that will require to keep the school open of Parkland and Kersley.”
Oakes credited the community and the Parent Advisory Councils of both schools for changing how the government looks at rural education by not giving up.
She also assured them that this is long term funding that they will not have to make a case for year after year.
This money, more than $282,000 for Kersley and over $248,000 for Parkland, will come out of the Rural Enhancement Fund.
Oakes says it will also allow CUPE members to keep their jobs as it too is included in the funding.