Meanwhile - the Tribune expresses disappointment in this move, given pending a staff support wage increase and what parents are now enduring in terms of school closures and new bussing schedules - read that editorial here
As a voter - I'm equally as disappointed. School Trustees, although they manage a budget higher than the Cariboo Regional District ($53 million vs $40 million), do not have the same level of responsibilities as Cariboo RD Directors. Moreover, I personally don't agree that child care expenses by Trustees should be an allowed expense claim. What message does that send to hard working parents struggling today?
I imagine as word of this gets out -- parents are likely to express their outrage with this move by the local School Board in various ways - letters to the editor and contacting their local Trustee directly.