LETTER: RSS vote an 'act of cowardice' and a 'slap in the face'
The citizens of Rossland have spent many years and long hours fighting to keep K-12 education in our community. In the over 175 submissions that were sent to the board of SD20 last month, the vast majority accepted a compromise and favoured closing MacLean Elementary, with K-12 at RSS. Over 500 people came to the public meeting a few weeks ago to voice the same wish.
The board of SD20 voting against K-12 at the first reading at Trail Middle School, without giving Rosslanders the courtesy of debating the option in front of them at the second reading at RSS and showing where individual trustees stand and their reasons for voting this way, is an act of pure cowardice and a slap in the face of Rosslanders.