Cowichan makes students a priority

Re: Trustees play for martyrdom, Opinion, June 12.

To the Editor,

Re: Trustees play for martyrdom, Opinion, June 12.

The Cowichan school board is doing what they were elected to do: they are advancing the cause of public education.

Cowichan trustees have rejected another round of cuts and submitted a needs budget to the provincial government.

Despite a decade of cuts amounting to $16 million, the Nanaimo-Ladysmith school board has decided against restoring programs and services.

With no plan to reduce class sizes, Nanaimo trustees decided instead to spend an additional $272,000 on district-level management.

In Cowichan, the needs of students are the top priority. In Nanaimo-Ladysmith, it’s all about having more superintendents.

Kip Wood

second vice-president, Nanaimo District Teachers’ Association

Member at Large, B.C. Teachers’ Federation