Letters to the Editor

School closures a reality everywhere

To the Editor,

Re: Schools could use tax dollars, Letters, Jan. 28.

Seems to be a crime everywhere in B.C. to close schools but OK to close them in the other nine provinces. Student enrolment is the key issue, and enrolment numbers will never return to what they used to be. The newer generation is holding back on having children, and when they do, one child seems to be the norm. The whole idea of closing these schools is to keep the ones that are open at full capacity. Why keep a school open just to pay janitors, heating, lighting, maintenance, etc. when the building is half-full. These taxpayers that complain that schools are being closed are two-faced. Many of them have already downsized their living. Example, going to live in a condo, because the house was now too big, and why pay for all the expenses when it is not needed.

Isn’t B.C. a province in Canada? These complainers don’t seem to think so.

Joe Sawchuk

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