Mandated Intensive French Program for Grade 5

As you may be aware, in the past month, a major decision has been made by Donna Bliss @ Priestman Street School, to mandate an intensive french program for all of the grade five students beginning september 2007. One week prior to this "final decision" the program was voluntary. Without a parent consultation process or any parental involvement, Ms Bliss took away the right we have as parents to make appropriate choices for our children's educational needs. As advocates for our children's educational needs, we are asking you to please participate and support this endeavor to change the Intensive French Program back to being an OPTION by signing this petition or contact SRLANDS@NB.sympatico.ca; tracy.forrest@rvh.nb.ca; dopray@nbnet.nb.ca Feel free to contact any of the following with your concerns, as we have as well. The Premier of NB(Hon. Shawn Graham) or Minister of Education (Hon. Kelly Lamrock)...along with your MLA...or Superintendent of District 18... Mr. Alex Dingwall. WHAT HAPPENED TO "OUR" DECISION TO EDUCATE IN "OUR" CHOICE OF OFFICIAL LANGUAGE

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    JULIE MURPHY, Canada

    7 years ago
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    Bruce O'Blenis, Canada

    8 years ago Comments: If this program had of been in affect when my daugter had come through grade five it would have had a devistating affect on her. Please reconsider this choice. Choices on the participation on such programs needs to given as some students just will not be able to handle it.
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    Charlotte Nason, Canada

    8 years ago Comments: This program is NOT going to be beneficial to my child. I would not ever willingly enroll my son in a program such as this, so why would I consent to the possibility of being FORCED to. Optional is a right every parent must protect. To the persons who thought to take the time and effort to petition this matter - Bravo.
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