The Ministry of Education has received the petition sent earlier this week by Sandspit residents, says ministry spokesperson Corrina Filion.
The petition has been forwarded to the minister, Shirley Bond, and her office will be responding to the community in a letter, Ms Filion said.
The petition was circulated in response to the school board’s proposal to reduce the number of school trustees to five from seven. The reduction means that a single trustee will represent both Sandspit and Queen Charlotte, whereas right now each community elects its own trustee.
Port Clements and Tlell/Lawn Hill/Miller Creek, currently represented by separate trustees, will also be consolidated.
The school district is sending a report to the Minister of Education this week requesting that she change the number of trustees to five from seven, and that she make the change in time for it to be implemented for the November 2005 trustee elections.
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