The Schools We Want and How To Get Them.
In some areas of my zone students leave the OCDSB at grade 7 or 9 to go to other boards or private schools because parents don't feel comfortable with the options at the OCDSB. Unfortunately that leaves neighbourhood schools with shrinking enrolments, which may eventually result in their closure and loss to those who want to attend them. This can be avoided and our community strengthened if we work together to demand quality schools that everyone can be proud to attend.
To this end, I will be hosting a discussion on Monday, April 24 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Queen Elizabeth PS – The schools we want and how to get them. It will be a candid discussion of the challenges of the English program taking into account that 70% of students take French Immersion, the high income/low income divides in this area and how we can all work together to build bridges so all students gain the highest possible education. All are invited.