MAKE EDUCATION FAIR & EQUITABLE TO ALL IN WILLOWDALE!!
Is it fair that children who live across from a school are told to travel close to an hour to attend another school?
Is it fair that children who live in the community are unable to attend their local community school?
Is it equitable that the boundaries for a school have been decided based on whether you live in an apartment or condo or in a million dollar home?
This is what is happening to the Earl Haig Secondary School boundaries in the Willowdale district.
The Willowdale community is growing at a tremendous rate. The population in this community has already reached the planning numbers that were predicted for 2041!! Majority of the people who are moving into this community are new to Canada. As new immigrants where are these families going to live? In the more affordable housing option - apartments and condos. But the Earl Haig Secondary School boundaries prevent them from having access to the secondary school that is close to their home. IS THIS FAIR???
TDSB has redesigned the boundaries for K - 8 schools in Willowdale so that children who live in front of the school or in close proximity of the school will now be allowed to go to the closest school but the secondary school boundaries have been left untouched.
It is time that TDSB looks at equality FOR ALL CHILDREN and let children who live closest to the Earl Haig Secondary School be allowed to go to that school.