Letters to the Editor

Langley kids should come first

Editor: While I feel for the Willougby parents whose children do not have access to a school in their community and face a commute across town, I also think it’s time that the Langley school trustees begin to look at better utilization of Langley schools and not just ask for more money for new schools. Without question we need more seats for Langley students.

It’s high time to revisit some of the “designated” or “choice” schools like the Langley Fine Arts School, which has a significant student population from out of Langley School District. It could accommodate local high school students.

We feel for Willoughby as a growing number of resident Fort Langley children are on a “wait list” to attend the school right here in town. In the interim, they are bussed, at their parents’ expense, 40 minutes away to D.W. Poppy.

Designated schools in Langley School District are a luxury that our public school funds can no longer sustain, particularly when Langley students are denied first access. A good start must involve focusing on Langley schools for Langley students.

Carolyn MacLaren,

Fort Langley

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