Shuswap schools seek funds for early learning

North Okanagan-Shuswap School District will try and access some funding from the school community connections program.

Efforts are underway to build school community connections.

The North Okanagan-Shuswap School District will try and access some final funding from the Ministry of Education’s school community connections program.

“The program began a number of years ago to encourage communities to work together to make better use of public facilities,” said Sterling Olson, secretary-treasurer.

“There are still some funds available and communities were being encouraged to submit a proposal.”

Staff put forward five projects including playground upgrades at North Canoe and Ranchero, a community kitchen ventilation upgrade at Salmon Arm Storefront, a parent/community centre within Sorrento School and space conversion at South Broadview to accommodate an early learning program.

However, trustees discussed the options and decided the most urgent need was for the early learning program space at South Broadview.