Regional Open Houses
From November 2016 to April 2017, the Parliamentary Secretary asked British Columbians and interested stakeholders to provide a range of different perspectives on the challenges and opportunities facing rural school districts and communities for her consideration.
The purpose of the regional open houses was to explore rural funding and educational practices, as well as the role educational programs and schools play in rural communities across the province. These regional open houses gathered feedback from families and community members through an open dialogue.
Community open houses were held in ten locations throughout the province. Everyone was encourage to attend. The first 30-45 minutes of each meeting was an open house format, where light refreshments were served. The remaining portion of the meeting was a more formal question and answer format with Parliamentary Secretary Linda Larson and/or Ministry of Education staff.
The following questions were discussed at the open houses:
Discussion 1: What is your definition of a rural school?
Discussion 2: What are the positive impacts in the community?
Discussion 3: How are schools being used?
Discussion 4: Share your rural education story
View the open house poster boards
Below is a record of the events that took place during the engagement:
|Chilliwack||Chilliwack Secondary School|
Neighbourhood Learning Centre
46361 Yale Road
|January 26, 2017||6-8pm|
|Prince George||Van Bien Training and Development Centre|
311 Wilson Crescent
|February 1, 2017||6-8pm|
|Terrace||3120 Highway 16 East |
(formerly Thornhill Junior Secondary School)
|February 6, 2017||6-8pm|
|Williams Lake||Lake City Secondary School |
Williams Lake Campus 640 Carson Dr.
|February 8, 2017||6-8pm|
|Comox - Courtenay||Mark R Isfeld Secondary School |
1551 Lerwick Rd.
|February 17, 2017||6-8pm|
|Trail||School Board Office|
|February 24, 2017||6-8pm|
|Kamloops||Henry Grube Education Centre|
245 Kitchener Cresent
|February 28, 2017||6-8pm|
|Fort St. John||North Peace Secondary School (Library)|
9304 86 St
|March 3, 2017||6-8pm|
|Revelstoke||Revelstoke Secondary School|
1007 Vernon Avenue
|April 3, 2017||6-8pm|