Fees possible for some students

Vernon trustees are looking into the feasibility of charging for busing to schools of choice

With some students attending schools outside of their catchment areas, Vernon trustees are looking into the feasibility of charging for busing to schools of choice.

Trustee Mitzi Fortin says that schools of choice are those outside of the area in which students live.

“I would like us to explore looking at charging for busing to those students,” she said.

Clean audit for district

The Vernon School District has received a clean financial bill of health from its auditors.

Trustees have approved the consolidated audited financial statements for 2013/13 as presented by KPMG.

“We had a clean audit and that is an important comment as it means there is nothing in our financial statements that cause any concerns, so it’s a very important piece of information,” said district secretary-treasurer Lewis Hill. “We know where we are financially — this district has been conservative all along and we don’t plan on changing that.”