To the editor;
As a long time advocate for public education, choice programs and French second language learning, it is very disappointing to hear that the new Early French Immersion program at Cougar Creek Elementary will not open due to lack of enrollment.
It has been 22 years since Surrey School District opened a new Early French Immersion program so I applaud the District for providing the opportunity when classroom space in Surrey is not easy to find.
With a waiting list for Early French Immersion of over 220 families it is very difficult for me to understand why the enrollment was not maximized in the new program. In my opinion, it will be very hard to convince the School District to open another program anytime soon.