Monday, April 18, 2016

Metlakatla looks to transportation options after SD52 decision

School District 52 delivered its financial plan for 2016-17 last week and as we noted on the blog on Friday, transportation has figured large in the cost cutting for the year ahead.

As part of their final deliberations both bus transportation around Prince Rupert and the provision of ferry service to the community of Metlakatla will come to an end when September comes around.

A decision that will leave the First nation community across the harbour looking for a solution when it comes to getting their school age children to schools in Prince Rupert.

On Thursday, the Metlakatla Governing Council took note of the SD52 decision and in a notice for residents outlined how they plan to approach the issue.

In a notice to members of the Community, the Governing Council outlines how they understand the budget pressures that are facing the School district, adding that the Chief and Metlakatla Council will be working with other levels of government and discussing the situation  internally to find a resolution to the issue ahead of the start of the 2016-17 school year.

You can review their correspondence to community members here.

More items related to the Metlakatla community can be found on our archive page here.

Issues related to the School District can be reviewed on our School District archive page.

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