Students at École Davis Road Elementary in Ladysmith celebrated Aboriginal Day and the upcoming end of the school year with a First Nations-themed Fun Day Friday, June 21. Teachers and staff organized the day’s activities, while the PAC provided free lunch to all students. Students finished the day by coming together to spell out SOS — Save Our School. School District 68’s Proposed 10-Year Enhanced Facilities for Learning Plan would see École Davis Road closed in June 2014 and the students split up, with K-5 students moving to Ladysmith Intermediate School and Grade 6-7 students going to Ladysmith Secondary School. Parents, community members and the Town of Ladysmith have expressed serious concerns about the proposed plan, including the loss of a neighbourhood school in the south end of Ladysmith; the developmental, social and academic problems with students as young as 10 entering high school, and problems with the proposed “super school,” including its enrollment of 550, which exceeds the school district’s optimal size for an elementary school, its K-5 configuration, the size of the proposed site for the new school, and the lack of secured funding for any new school in Ladysmith. School trustees will vote on the proposed plan on Wednesday, June 26 at a public meeting at Nanaimo District Secondary School at 6 p.m.

Students at École Davis Road Elementary in Ladysmith celebrated Aboriginal Day and the upcoming end of the school year with a First Nations-themed Fun Day Friday, June 21. Teachers and staff organized the day’s activities, while the PAC provided free lunch to all students. Students finished the day by coming together to spell out SOS — Save Our School. School District 68’s Proposed 10-Year Enhanced Facilities for Learning Plan would see École Davis Road closed in June 2014 and the students split up, with K-5 students moving to Ladysmith Intermediate School and Grade 6-7 students going to Ladysmith Secondary School. Parents, community members and the Town of Ladysmith have expressed serious concerns about the proposed plan, including the loss of a neighbourhood school in the south end of Ladysmith; the developmental, social and academic problems with students as young as 10 entering high school, and problems with the proposed “super school,” including its enrollment of 550, which exceeds the school district’s optimal size for an elementary school, its K-5 configuration, the size of the proposed site for the new school, and the lack of secured funding for any new school in Ladysmith. School trustees will vote on the proposed plan on Wednesday, June 26 at a public meeting at Nanaimo District Secondary School at 6 p.m.

École Davis Road students say ‘save our school’

SD68's proposed plan would see school closed in June 2014

Ladysmith Chronicle

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