I am writing in reference to Eve Flynn’s statement in Friday’s paper (The News, Sept. 23) and wondering who the squeaky wheels are?
Could they be the concerned parents and students who reacted to news of their school potentially closing?
Or maybe those squeakers are the business community of Qualicum Beach who recognized a serious impact to their livelihoods if the only high school in town were to close.
Could it be our senior citizens, who enjoy the youth and appreciate the interaction with them in our community?
Is it the Town Council of Qualicum Beach who actually listened to its constituents and enacted a report (that was for the most part ignored by Ms. Flynn and the Board) and passed rezoning in order to protect public education in Qualicum Beach?
Maybe the Squeaky Wheels are OCQE, an open community group that has worked tirelessly to host many information sessions and a public forum and then sent those community views to Minister Abbott?
Perhaps the thousands of people in Oceanside who expressed dismay over the Matrix Report and the School Board’s acceptance of that report are also squeakers?
Working under the parameters (set out by the prior Superintendent and accepted by the present school board) the community dialogue group is working hard to get everyone’s involvement in these important sessions.
So please plan to attend and speak out … whether you are a squeaky wheel or not.