Two alternate school programs in Langley combined

School district would like to use James Anderson site for a new elementary school.

Langley Board of Education called a special meeting for Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.

The topic of this special meeting is ‘budget savings.’

It isn’t known what will be discussed, but one cost saving idea for next year is already in the works.

Parents of students at Apex School and James Anderson Learning Centre were called to a meeting on Monday night to discuss merging the two programs.

JALC, at 20381 66 Ave., is moving and being folded into the Apex school on Fraser Highway, in the former Otter school. Apex is a personalized program for at- risk youth.

The school district sent a letter home to parents on May 5, announcing there will be a parent meeting on Monday May 12 at both Apex and JALC to answer questions about the consolidation.

In the letter home to parents, it said that the district has identified the James Anderson site as a good location for a new elementary school.

Costly repairs and upgrades are needed at the aging school.

The combination of the two programs will bring together 260 students.

There will be financial savings to the district as well, because they no longer will operate two sites, said Gord Stewart, assistant superintendent.

The change is effective for the 2014/2015 school year.

Consolidation of programs is one of the cost savings the district mentioned at its last board meeting. Next year, the district is facing a $3 million deficit.

Just Posted

Where to find community holiday feasts in Langley

A variety of groups are hosting free meals for the Langley community to fill up on.

Surrey boy’s birthday wish raises $13,500 for rescued farm animals in Aldergrove

Matthew Farden received a large donation from the mister Blake Foundation towards a sanctuary farm.

Langley Mounties get new tool to find drunk drivers

New legislation take effect this week that will allow broader breathalyzer testing.

Trial date postponed for man charged with killing Abbotsford police officer

Oscar Arfmann’s trial pushed back from January to May 2019

BCIHL Young Stars lose hard-fought hockey game to Kazakhstan at Langley Events Centre

Coach calls it ‘a great opportunity for those guys to have an international experience’

VIDEO: Ex-NASA engineer pranks mail thieves with glitter bomb trap

Package thefts are common this time of year, but YouTuber Mark Rober used his engineering skills

Lightning top Canucks 5-2 in feisty battle

NHL’s No. 1 team too much for Vancouver

Coquihalla closed between Hope and Merritt

The highway is closed in the northbound lane

FortisBC says you can return to normal gas use following pipeline fire

Utility says increased pipeline capacity, warmer weather have allowed supply to reach normal levels

CSIS collected info on peaceful groups, but only in pursuit of threats: watchdog

Security Intelligence Review Committee says fears unjustified after reviewing evidence, testimony

Lower Mainland man receives apology after getting kicked out of library

Mike Wilson fears the same treatment he received Nov. 2 by security guards will happen to others

Canada ranks 16th on annual gender gap list

This is the second year Canada has placed 16th in the World Economic Forum’s list

VIDEO: Tornado rips through city west of Seattle

Reports indicate five to seven homes damaged in Port Orchard, Wash.

Privacy watchdog says legal cannabis buyers should use cash, not credit

Some countries could bar entry to individuals if they know they have purchased cannabis

Most Read