The Office of the Third Party has submitted an extensive written response to the Public Schools Branch regarding its school change recommendations.

The full submission is available here.

The case for small schools: Policy and research perspectives



  1. W.Wilkins 13 March 2017 at 2:05 pm

    Again, I ask three questions: 1) What constitutes a small school? Is a school with 56 students, seven grades and three teachers the same as a school with 197 students, seven grades and 10 teachers both considered a small school? 2) What constitutes a community based school? 3) Do the first two questions matter?

  2. W.Wilkins 13 March 2017 at 3:41 pm

    Oh, I should mention, even though I disagree with some of the recommendations (and I’m disappointed possible recommendations are absent) I certainly admire the rigor put into the submission’s construction. Well played!


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