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.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Gilbertson ready to step down from organizing Barriere’s Walk For Alzheimer’s

By Margaret Houben Liz Gilbertson has been chairing the Barriere and Area… Continue reading

Don’t fall for scammer who says, “Your Windows license is expiring”

They explain you need to upgrade your operating system if you want your computer to keep working

Province seeks input into trails strategy

The Province and its partners have announced they are currently leading a… Continue reading

Soccer Academy every Friday at the Barriere Ridge

U4 to U13 youngsters excited about Lead Wolf Selects Soccer Academy

Fashion Fridays: The basics you need for your body type

Kim XO, helps to keep you looking good on Fashion Fridays on the Black Press Media Network

Mayors call for ‘calmness’ as highway rockslide cuts Tofino, Ucluelet off from supplies

Ministry of transportation expects to open road for “essential travel only” from noon-8 p.m. Friday.

VIDEO: Mass coronavirus quarantines seen in China won’t happen in Canada, authorities say

‘If a case comes here, and it is probably … it will still be business as normal’

Owner surrenders dog suffering from days-old gunshot wound to B.C. SPCA

The dog was also found to be emaciated and suffering from a flea infestation

B.C. man dies after police called for ‘firearms injury’ in rural Alberta

Victim is 30-year-old Greater Victoria man, say police

Was Bigfoot just spotted on a Washington State webcam?

Sherman Pass is rougly 70 kilometres south of Grand Forks, B.C.

B.C. employer health tax wins ‘paperweight award’ for red tape

Businesses forced to estimate payroll, pay new tax quarterly

Most Read