Grade Configuration Changes in Mackenzie
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.