In the summer of 2016 Premier Christy Clark tasked Parliamentary Secretary Linda Larson to work with the education sector, the public and community stakeholder groups, as well as Donna Barnett, the Minister of State for Rural Economic Development, to create a Rural Education Strategy by the summer of 2017. The purpose of this engagement is to explore rural school funding and educational practices, as well as the role educational programs and schools play in rural communities across the province.

This engagement is now closed.

Citizens participated in this engagement by:

Stakeholder submissions also provided written submissions and are available on this site.

All online comments, emails, technical surveys, stakeholder submissions and comments from community open houses are being reviewed and a final report with recommendations for the future, will be released near the end of the 2016/2017 school year.