An open house on rural education is taking place Friday evening in the Comox Valley.

It’s one of a number of open houses being held across the province to gather feedback on the importance of rural schools and rural education programs.

The government is targeting having a rural education strategy developed by this summer.

According to the government, the strategy is aimed at finding long-term solutions for the challenges facing rural school districts and communities.

The open house is taking place at Mark R. Isfeld Secondary from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

Feedback can also given through the rural education section of the government engagement website at http://engage.gov.bc.ca/ruraleducation.