Parents: Let your MLA hear your voice

Bottom line, if your children attend public school in Surrey, they get less than if they attend school in any other district in B.C.

More than one-third of Surrey’s schools are overcrowded and many of them are more than 25 per cent over capacity  – severely overcrowded.

We already know that Surrey School District’s precious operational funds are being spent on providing “temporary classrooms” and therefore less is available for benefitting our children in the classroom.

Bottom line, if your children attend public school in Surrey, they get less than if they attend school in any other district in B.C.

This is not right. This is not equitable. We need substantial capital funding to catch up and we need adequate funding to keep up with our growth.

The government has not provided funding for additional schools in Surrey since 2005 when Adams Road Elementary was approved, therefore the dollars required to just begin to rectify this problem are significant ($273 million) and we need a strong voice to compel the government to provide this funding.

Your voice and your concerns count. Yours could be the email or phone call that makes the difference.

Please take five minutes today and register your concerns for funding public education in Surrey with MLA, Finance Minister and Deputy Premier Kevin Falcon:

Phone: 250-387-3751; fax: 250-387-5594; Surrey Office: 604 576-3792; email kevin.falcon.mla@leg.bc.ca or visit www.kevinfalconmla.bc.ca

 

Linda Stromberg

Surrey North Delta Leader

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