French immersion will not be offered on the islands this fall, but will likely be available in a year. That’s the word from Elizabeth Condrotte, District Principal for School District 50.
“We are going to spend the next school term getting really prepared, we’ll start hiring in the spring,” she said, “I think we can almost say for sure ‘next year'”.
The school district decided a couple of months ago to start a French immersion program, if a teacher could be found, but was unable to find one willing leave his or her current district to come here this fall.
Ms Condrotte said there was lots of interest in the program, which will be offered at Skidegate’s Sk’aadgaa Naay elementary school, and that everyone she talked to was willing to wait a year.
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