I ask whether columnist Richard Froese has ever been to Byemoor?
Does he really expect a Grade 1 kid to have a two-hour bus ride to school, each way.
These are six-year old kids. Even until Grade 6, I think expecting kids to travel two hours each way to school is insane.
If you would like your kids to have smaller classes, maybe you should consider sending some Stettler kids on a two-hour bus ride to fi ll the school to its full potential.
Really, what’s the difference?
This school doesn’t have teachers for a mere three students, as the grades are often combined. For instance, the grades 1, 2 and 3 students might have one class, or maybe just the 5-6 students have a class together. Some grades have no kids, at all.