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School proposals depend on tonight's school district meeting

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January 18, 2017 - 5:22 PM

CENTRAL OKANAGAN - The future of two schools in the Central Okanagan depend on a School District 23 public meeting Wednesday night.

The two schools up for discussion are the newly proposed Lake Country middle school, and converting Glenrosa middle school into a high school.

Those are more immediate changes proposed among several scenarios being considered to relieve congestion throughout the Central Okanagan. Many schools are completely full, if not over capacity, according to the school district.

In Lake Country specifically, all schools are exceeding 105 per cent capacity. The proposed 600-student middle school would reduce the current over-crowding and make room for future enrollment.

The school is proposed to be located next to George Elliot Secondary.

According to the school board, the conversation surrounding turning Glenrosa Middle School into a 750-student high school, with students from grades nine to 12, will begin at tonight’s meeting.

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