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October 27, 2017 7:06 pm

Grade Configuration Changes in Mackenzie

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 @ 5:52 AM

Prince George, B.C.- The Prince George School Board approved grade configuration changes at two MacKenzie schools at last night’s school board meeting.

The Board approved a change in configuration of Morfee Elementary to enrol grades K-6 and a change in the configuration of MacKenzie Secondary School to enrol grades 7-12 inclusive of a middle years program for the 2017-2018 and subsequent school years.

Trustees voted 6-1 in favour of the changes, with Board chair Tim Bennett opposed. Bennett said his concern was based on whether the changes could be made in time for September though assistant superintendent John McLay said he was confident it could be done.

The change was prompted by overcrowding at Morfee.

McLay also said he was confident the changes could be made at a cost of under $100,000 and said parents and teachers will be consulted on the plan over the next two months.


So it’s February 1st, they will be doing ‘consultation’ for the next two months. At best, they will have a plan finalized by mid to late April. And then they want to start making the changes to the school to accomodate the new program with only four months before the students arrive. Considering they told us last fall that they ‘don’t plan to fail’ they sure seem to be making it difficult to succeed.

Why not delay this another year and allow for proper consultation, planning, and modifications to the school?

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