To the Editor,
Re: Parents weigh in on school facilities plan, March 3.
I attended an input meeting last week and I have to say how disappointed I was to hear all the negativity and general distrust coming from our community.
Our current trustees ran on platforms of accountability and to stand up for better funding for our schools and in my opinion have gone above and beyond all of this in the short amount of time they have been on the board. They have put a stop to a controversial school closure and opened a community input period to review the previous, and in my opinion faulted, 10-year plan and are in the process of submitting a letter to our minister of education to stand up for better funding and express disappointment with the current budget.
As a community we have the opportunity to submit surveys, letters and attend input meetings with our trustees, all of which will be taken into consideration. Yes, our current board actually cares what we as parents and a community want for our schools.
They were elected by a huge majority, showing the overall dissatisfaction with the previous board and the need for change, and now it appears as if the community is turning its back on the process.
We all want the same thing, a fully funded public education system that will enable our children and students to reach their full potential. The only way we can make this happen is to work together and recognize that the never-ending cuts handed down by the government are the real problem.
Sarah Millervia e-mail