There has been an additional Notice of Motion regarding this matter:
“That a bylaw to close Davis Bay Elementary School in Sechelt, commencing September 2010, be read for a first and second time at the January 12, 2010 Regular Board Meeting.”
There has been considerable outrage directed towards the Board since this was made, particularly due to the fact that the Notice of Motion was not presented at the last Board meeting.
There have been numerous complaints, questions and accusations directed to the Board regarding this Notice of Motion.
Unfortunately, I can’t answer the questions about why this was presented at this time or what has changed since the December Board meeting. This Notice of Motion has been brought forward by an individual Trustee, and is not an initiative of the Board.
I understand people are passionate and angry about how this came about, however, if there have been any “behind the scenes”, clandestine, or otherwise sneaky meetings regarding this, I haven’t been invited. I’m not saying no one has met with anyone; I’m saying I don’t know. You could fill volumes with things I haven’t been invited to. (You hear that Tony Barber from the ninth grade? I hear your party sucked anyway! My mom and I had an awesome Friday night, thank you very much.)
All I can say is that I stand behind my earlier comments that I think a neighbourhood school in Davis Bay is both desirable and viable. I haven’t received any new information to make me think otherwise.