We interrupt the usual content on his blog to encourage you to advocate. Now. Today. The VSB proposed budget is out and they have had to make impossible decisions to balance the budget in the wake of chronic and long term underfunding by the BC government. Larger class sizes? Check! Fewer resources to support special needs kids? Check! Closing schools? Check!
Are the special programs like Montessori, Arts, and French cut? Not yet – but if the proposed cuts are made and nothing changes what will be left to cut next time around?
There will be opportunities for public input on the budget but those sessions won’t magically fund the school board.
More info: Vancouver Sun
What can you do? Care! Advocate. Write your MLA. NOW. It’s so easy – here’s a tool that basically does it for you. Will it work? Who knows but don’t we need to try?