CommunityLINK budget meeting Wednesday

A special meeting will be held on Wednesday to address the CommunityLINK budget.

A special open board meeting will be held on Wednesday at the Kootenay Columbia Learning Centre (formerly called Trail Middle School) in East Trail., 6 p.m., to address the CommunityLINK budget.

Last Monday, the board announced its decision to pull over $19,000 from the CommunityLINK budget to pay for the cost of an elementary counsellor.

With a budget reduced to $87,000, three community schools will be feeling the squeeze to their child and youth at risk programs.

It is important to note that $50,000 of that is surplus funds, said Verigin.

“Once that is spent we will have zero surplus CommunityLINK funds,” she added.