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.
second vice-president, Nanaimo District Teachers’ Association
Member at Large, B.C. Teachers’ Federation