Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #203, 8912-156 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5R 5Z2
February Xth, MMX
Hon. David G. Hancock, QC, MLA, Minister of Education, Progressive Conservative, Edmonton-Whitemud
Your move to gut the 23 Trustees of the Northland District was defnitely the right move. Despite Pearl Calahasen's objections. These trustees were not doing their job & frankly left the kids in a mess. Which considering they were drawing wages is intolerable.
My suggestion David is that you hire back retired bus drivers & ones that have been laid off in other districts. We need to get drivers in there who will bring the kids to that multi million dollar school that is sitting empty. I mean what a waste. As well as schools throughout the jurisdiction that are not being used to capacity.
If Alberta Education has to put the drivers up in hotels, so be it. If they want to set up temporary camping facilities in say a couple of unused classrooms, then there is no room costs for the Province. Just the costs of meals, which could be doled out in the school cafeteria each day. Lets maximize the space David, lets get in school bus drivers that are motivated. If the drivers who work in the area can't do the job, then its time to bring in folks who can. Those reserve parents, despite being poor do pay school taxes. Their kids should be in school. Someone should care.
Matter Of Factly,
Source: The Office Of MLA Pearl Calahasen, Lesser Slave Lake.