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Maintaining the health and strength of rural education in British Columbia requires a clear understanding of where we stand. Parliamentary Secretary for Rural Education Linda Larson is currently undertaking a public status check, asking British Columbians to paint the picture of rural education as it exists today. The findings will help guide next steps in planning for the future of rural education.
Participants are being asked to provide input in a variety of ways, through an online discussion with the public (November 23, 2016 – January 9, 2017), surveys from superintendents and secretary-treasurers (under review), stakeholder submissions (currently being received and under review), regional open houses (beginning January 26, 2017) and input on this draft document (until March 15, 2017).
This paper is a summary of key themes identified during Phase 1 of the online discussion. These themes will help guide the conversation at regional open houses taking place across the province between January and March 2017.