School district hypocritical on high school programs

The school district is re-establishing an un-viable secondary school.

To the Editor,

Re: Threats of closure impact enrolment, Oct. 22.

Let me try to get this straight, as it relates to School District 68 secondary schools: if Woodlands is closed (enrolment 514) it will lead to enhanced programming and greater support for students, i.e. students attending Nanaimo District Secondary School and Wellington.

Does it follow in reopening Cedar (optimistic enrolment 250), it will lead to diminished programming and less support for students at John Barsby and Ladysmith as well as Cedar? Of course.

The school district is re-establishing an un-viable secondary school. Cedar parents hoping their children might enter the trades or university have to consider making the effort to send them to a larger secondary school.

Best wishes for those students having to attend Cedar.

Douglas McBrideNanaimo