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French Immersion proposed for Lake Country secondary school

The recommendation is for French Immersion to start at George Elliot Seconday next school year
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Lake Country students could have more opportunities to learn French as a second language.

Currently, French Immersion is offered from kindergarten to Grade 5 at École Peter Greer Elementary School and for Grades 6-8 at École H.S. Grenda Middle School.

The Central Okanagan Board of Education is looking for ways students can continue the program in Grade 9.

The issue was to be discussed further at the Dec. 14 board meeting.

The two proposals to allow students graduating Grade 8 to continue with French Immersion are to bring the program to either George Elliot Secondary or École Dr. Knox Middle schools.

The presentation will also include information on projected enrollment, what additional staff would be needed, and costs associated with expanding the French Immersion program.

Ultimately, staff were to recommend a French Immersion program should begin at George Elliot Secondary in the 2023-24 school year.

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Brittany Webster

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