Advocacy : VSB Proposed Budget

  
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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? 

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2 thoughts on “Advocacy : VSB Proposed Budget

  1. Galen

    Thank you so much for posting this tool. I think that one of the present and future goals of parents will now have to be advocacy. Collectively ia our only chance to make a difference.

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  2. monicaktang

    Thanks for posting about this important issue. The under funding that is currently occurring in BC is simply unacceptable and it is up to parents to speak up. Nothing will change unless citizens act. Please do your part today. Monica Tang PAC Chair

    On Mon, Apr 4, 2016 at 6:56 PM, Maple Grove Montessori wrote:

    > kxmorrison posted: ” Image credit. 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 a” >

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