Traditional school info meeting March 11

A public traditional school is proposed for Mission

Parents wanting a traditional school established in Mission are gearing up for the final push before the March 12 registration date.

An active group of local parents have been getting the word out via social media and through manned booths about the upcoming deadline, as well as inviting all interested parties to an information meeting March 11.

This final meeting came after the Feb. 26 session, which drew about 40 parents. At that gathering, the parents began discussing how to ensure the minimum 75 new students would sign up next Tuesday at 8:30 a.m.

These additional students need to be any child not already enrolled in a Mission school, except those who already have a kindergarten spot reserved in upcoming classes.

The public traditional school would ideally, according to Mission Public Schools, begin with a kindergarten to Grade 4 model, which would allow the program to grow as the initial students age.

For it to be kindergarten to Grade 7 from the start, 100 new students would need to be enrolled. The school board has stated that if those numbers aren’t reached, the program would not proceed.

A Facebook event set up by the parents already has more than 100 people confirming they will attend the March 11 meeting, which happens at Fraserview Elementary School, starting at 7 p.m.

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