Letters to the Editor

School should be central

Re: New high school for Clayton Heights.

This is absolutely ridiculous.

Unless they are expecting to develop all around it, why would you build a school north of all the development?

It should have been across Fraser Highway to service schools in the Hillcrest/Adams Road area that feed into Clayton Heights and Lord Tweedsmuir.

This school was supposed to take pressure off Tweedsmuir before Clayton.

Why isn’t it being built in a more central location?

Probably because they couldn’t afford to buy land there.

All the prime real estate goes to the developers.

We already have two schools, Katzie and Hazelgrove, with over 1,000 elementary students opening on one site in September.

The principals leading this charge are superheroes.

If Katzie Elementary was a bridge, the government would have called a news conference to announce its early opening, threaten to sue the contractor for being four months behind, and got the building open for September.

But of course, it’s kids’ education and not making money for the economy so nobody cares.

It’s up to the principals, teachers and parents to figure it out and deal with the consequences of bad planning at all levels of government.

 

Kate Muzyka

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