Buoyed by enrollment Pacific Coast School considers

In an era of school closures and grade consolidation, School District 52 is apparently looking to expand one program in the city and with those plans may come the need for a larger facility.

Staff from Prince Rupert’s downtown Pacific Coast School appeared in front of the School District 52 board last week to outline their program’s success in the last year and how that success has been built upon the school’s strength of it students.

(from the blog a town called podunk, click on the link below to see the entire item atowncalledpodunk.blogspot.com/2 … coast.html)

Even though the creation of this school and it’s location encountered some resistance from feeble minds, it certainly turned out to be a great and timely project. Kudos to those who initiated and developed this new school and to those who have supported its continued development. The programs, instructors, instructional strategies and location are all part of its success so hopefully it won’t be moved into one of the closed elementary schools.

I heard that PCS is looking at moving into the Ocean Centre mall.

Had the district been able to implement it’s 2008 alternative school plan with regards to the anticipated space needed (see Podunk links) - no move now would be necessary. The district planners of the day obviously understood the potential for this new learning format but failed to fully understand the degree of ignorance of some people.

People who just wouldn’t give our kids a fair chance.

Let’s hope our knuckle-dragging citizens have learned their lesson well and will embrace this innovative student learning plan as it continues to move towards it’s original design.