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Survey shows 86% of Holy Spirit parents sending their kids back to school

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The overwhelming majority of parents in the Holy Spirit Catholic School Division are sending their kids back to class next month.

The division released the results of a recent parent survey Friday (Aug. 21).

The results show 86% of students will physically be in school, with 14% of parents opting for at-home learning instead.

When it comes to busing, the survey finds 63% of respondents are either not eligible or not accessing transportation services this year. In the meantime, plans for transportation are still being developed and will be communicated as soon as possible to parents.

Holy Spirit Superintendent Ken Sampson says the survey feedback has certainly reinforced many are concerned about sending children to school and this decision has been a difficult one for many reasons.

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Patrick Siedlecki

Pat has been a mainstay in the CJOC News department from the time the station launched in 2007. He’s been in the position of News Director since then and has been anchoring daily news casts as well as reporting and working behind the scenes.

Community is important to him and keeping CJOC listeners and readers informed about what’s happening across southern Alberta and beyond.

Pat has been in radio broadcasting for the past 24 years, starting in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island in 1997 and then moving up island to Nanaimo for another few years before heading to Lethbridge in 2007.

Pat grew up in the small Saskatchewan farming town of Foam Lake. After high school, he went to Western Academy Broadcasting College (WABC) in Saskatoon prior to moving to the island.

Pat also spent several years broadcasting hockey in the BCHL as well as seven years as the radio voice of the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the WHL.

Pat has been working at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge as a Certified Life Celebrant and Funeral Assistant since 2016.

News and sports have always been Pat’s passion from the time he was a teenager and he’s always been grateful to have had the opportunity to make that part of what’s been a fun and long radio career!

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