Theme 11: Physical Condition of Rural Schools

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There were a few people who mentioned the physical condition of some rural schools, where overcrowding was a concern, as was unreliable plumbing and mold in classrooms. Others talked about decades-old schools that were in poor condition, too hot and with poor lighting.

Question: Is there anything about the physical condition of rural schools that you want to point out for the final report?

3 responses to “Theme 11: Physical Condition of Rural Schools

  1. Wayne

    Investment in school facilities is as important to education as the investment in students and teachers. Neglected facilities affect learning outcomes.

  2. Rhonda

    It is best not to "cut off the hand that feeds you" (I hope I have that saying correct). Rural B.C. "feeds" the Province of British Columbia, i.e. mining, logging, agriculture, etc.
    Rural B.C. supports and enables the Lower Mainland and southern Vancouver Is. – where most people now live. It is important to maintain rural infrastructures such as roads and schools – as some workers have to live, work, and raise their families in Rural B.C. to keep the Economy in B.C. thriving!

  3. Debbie

    I have taught in rural schools that literally were falling apart around us. Again, small rural schools tend to become the "have not" schools. This must change.

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