THIS BOOKLET tells an interesting story — it was announced by the School District 73 board of education this week and makes for some fascinating reading about how Kamloops schools have been shafted when it comes to provincial funding.
“Shafted” is my word, certainly not the trustees’. They’re more polite about it but numbers tell a shocking story about where Kamloops stands in the pecking order of access to capital funds for renewing schools.
Mel Rothenburger is a former mayor of Kamloops, former school board chair, former editor of The Kamloops Daily News, and a current director on the Thompson-Nicola Regional District board. He was awarded the Jack Webster Foundation’s lifetime achievement award in 2011. His editorials are published regularly on CFJC Today and he appears Wednesdays on the CFJC-TV evening news with his Armchair Mayor commentary. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.