Childhood is a journey, not a race. Why should our senior students have to leave their community before it’s their time? Why has this school board put so much money into the young programs?
Not that there is anything wrong with that, but teenagers are children too, and our secondary students are getting the short end of the stick.
When we moved to this area, we did so because we wanted our children to be close to all three levels of education, as have many other people.
Oceanside Communities for Quality Education is a group of parents with children in high school who actually care about the future of education in this district.
If that is radical then so be it. This past year has been a long one, so many, many, many meetings. Our group held several public information sessions and even a public forum with guest speakers Scott Clark from Apple B.C. and Jessica Van Der Veen from Let’s Agree Not To Sell Land.
In closing, I would like to encourage everyone to vote for change on November 19, if you haven’t already done so.
We are all global citizens and it is our social responsibility and privilege to vote.
Mirella Trozzo, Qualicum Beach