Chilliwack School District Secretary Treasurer Gerry Slykhuis speaks to parents and staff who turned out to a reconfiguration meeting at CSS last year. The district is now looking for parents to volunteer on a reconfiguration advisory committee. (Progress file)

Chilliwack parents needed for school reconfiguration committee

Six parents and two District PAC members will serve on committee with CUPE, administration and trustees

As the plans move ahead to shift grade configuration in Chilliwack schools, the school district is piecing together an advisory committee.

That committee will include a total of six parents — three from the south side and three from the north side. Of those three, each will represent elementary, middle or secondary schools, depending on their child’s grade.

The parents will be asked to provide suggestions regarding the reconfiguration of Chilliwack schools, and together the committee representatives will report to their respective groups on the progress of the working committee.

The committee will meet monthly beginning this September. In addition to parents, it will include two trustees, three administrators (one from each school level), three CUPE members (one from each school level), three Chilliwack Teachers’ Association members (one from each school level), and two District Parent Advisory Council members.

Reconfiguration will include changing elementary schools to K through Grade 5, middle school to Grades 6 through 8, and secondary school to Grades 9 through 12. Implementation of the plan is expected for September 2018.

Parents wanting to be involved on the committee level will need to apply with an Expression of Interest form, available on the school district’s website. The deadline to apply is noon on Monday, May 29.