Parents and other community members will have a chance later this month to weigh in on the proposed addition of grades 8 and 9 at Sun Peaks school.
A public consultation meeting regarding the expansion will take place on Monday, Jan. 20, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Hearthstone Lodge in Sun Peaks.
The Kamloops-Thompson school district is considering adding the middle school grades in time for the 2020-2021 school year, with trustees having most recently approved having staff obtain feedback on converting the K-7 school.
Adding the grades will involve another full-time teaching position, implementing a five-day school schedule — up from the current four-day week — and renaming the school.
The expansion will also necessitate reviewing the level of support staff at the school.
The district anticipates having about 25 students in grades 8 and 9 attending the school over the next three years.
A public consultation period is open and any questions, comments and feedback can be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Answers to queries will be posted on the school district’s website at sd73.bc.ca and additional information can be obtained by contacting 250-374-0679.