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BVLC to close its doors

School District 54 is giving notice that it is closing down the Bulkley Valley Learning Centre in Smithers.

Assistant superintendent, Mike McDiarmid says the facility has been sitting empty for a couple years and the programs have shifted to the college.

“We are actually just closing the physical building because there aren’t any kids there and there hasn’t been for a couple of years. The program was relocated to the Northwest Community College a couple of years ago.”

He says the building used to house the alternative school program but now those students are cross enrolled between the high school and the college.

A 60-day period is open where the public can provide input on the closure which will result in a final decision.

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