May 9, 2012
A frustrated R.C. Garnett parent served the Langley Board of Education a Notice of Appeal of its decision to convert his son’s school to a K-5, and bus Grade 6 and 7 students to the new Lynn Fripps school in Yorkson.
Clint Lee, who is a lawyer, hand delivered the appeal to Secretary-Treasurer David Green on Tuesday.
The appeal argues that the board must consider other means to alleviate overcrowding at R.C. Garnett first, including the removal of non-catchment area and non-school district children from his son’s school.
“We know there are several families who don’t live in the area or no longer live in our catchment,” he said.
His son is in Grade 4 and with the reconfiguration, he will be forced to attend four different schools in five years.
“Our children can look outside the window at R.C. Garnett but they can’t go there,” said Lee. His son will attend R.C. Garnett next year, Lynn Fripps the next, then change over to the new middle school for Grades 7 and 8 before switching to Mountain Secondary.
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