Ministry of Education seeks public input on rural education

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VICTORIA, B.C. – The Province is seeking public input on rural education as part of a strategy being created by Parliamentary Secretary for Rural Education Linda Larson to better understand the needs of students, parents, schools and communities in rural B.C.

Approximately 32% of B.C. students in Kindergarten to Grade 12 attend schools outside of the greater Victoria, Vancouver and Kelowna areas. Oftentimes these school facilities in very small communities are used as a hub for community activities.

“Families living in rural communities have different needs than those living in high-density areas,” said Larson. “Over the next several months, I will be traveling to each region within the province, listening to families and educators and working on a new strategy for rural education that will help find long-term solutions for the unique challenges rural communities and schools face every day.”

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Until January 9th, British Columbians can join in the online discussion to share stories on rural education and thoughts around community development at: http://engage.gov.bc.ca/ruraleducation

The feedback will help the provincial government shape a final report on an integrated rural education strategy, including recommendations for the future. The strategy will aim to find long-term solutions for the unique challenges facing rural school districts and communities, including looking at the important social, cultural and economic roles that schools play in those communities.

A draft discussion paper will then be developed and posted online for further public comment, followed by several regional meetings hosted by Larson.

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