Education Minister's plan to visit Kamloops 'extremely positive'

By Vanessa Ybarra
October 7, 2017 - 8:33am

KAMLOOPS — School district officials are calling it a step in the right direction.

In August the board presented a brochure to the Ministry of Education requesting $60 to 70 million additional capital dollars.

The money would go towards expanding classrooms, building a new elementary school in Pineview and a new gym for South Kamloops Secondary.

School Board Chair Meghan Wade says Education Minister Rob Fleming reached out to the district last week to arrange a meeting in Kamloops.

"It's extremely positive that the minister wants to meet and can talk face-to-face with the board and with our staff and view our situation," said Wade.

Wade says there's no official date for the meeting yet.

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