Parents and other community members will have a chance later this month to weigh in on the proposed addition of grades 8 and 9 at Sun Peaks school. (KTW file photo)

Meeting set for proposed grade 8, 9 classes in Sun Peaks

Public consultation meeting will take place on Monday, Jan. 20, at Sun Peaks

The Kamloops-Thompson school district is considering adding the middle school grades in time for the 2020-2021 school year, with trustees having most recently approved having staff obtain feedback on converting the K-7 school.

Adding the grades will involve another full-time teaching position, implementing a five-day school schedule — up from the current four-day week — and renaming the school.

The expansion will also necessitate reviewing the level of support staff at the school.

The district anticipates having about 25 students in grades 8 and 9 attending the school over the next three years.

A public consultation period is open and any questions, comments and feedback can be sent by email to

Answers to queries will be posted on the school district’s website at and additional information can be obtained by contacting 250-374-0679.

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