Internet in classrooms and graduation rates. Those were some of the issues brought to light a the rural education forum that was hosted this weekend at Duchess Park Secondary School.
MLA’s from the region, the Education Minister, and School Board Trustees from around the district came together to discuss the challenges faced at rural schools. Education Minister Mike Bernier says trustees concerns were heard loud and clear.
“There’s still rural schools that don’t have the opportunity to have the internet in the classrooms. So we need to work at that. So as a government we’ve committed by the end of 2106 to help those schools out.”
Board Chair Tony Cable says another issue that was brought forward was in regards to the variety of courses that are offered to grade 12 students in rural areas.
“We had all sorts of different issues come up. The one big issue is the small rural schools is offering different courses and making sure that they have the credits to graduate.”
Both Minister Bernier and Tony Cable say a lot of success stories were also shared at the forum.