Prevent the WRDSB IB cutbacks
Dear WRDSB trustees,
The students of Cameron Heights Collegiate Institute have been informed that the Waterloo Region District School Board is considering reducing or eliminating its funding for the International Baccalaureate programme.
We understand that the school board is considering cutting $133 000 from the IB programme so that they can meet their 4.3 million dollar funding shortfall. However, the IB programme is a successful program which brings together, as well as challenges students from across the Waterloo Region and the Guelph/Wellington county. We, the students, encourage you to maintain the current level of funding to ensure the program remains successful and accessible to all present and future students, regardless of their financial situations. Please re-consider carefully the effects these cuts will have before making your decision.
We, the students in the Pre-IB International Studies programme, the IB Certificate programme, IB Diploma Programme, as well as supporters from the Cameron Heights Collegiate student population, call on the Waterloo Region District School Board to maintain current levels of funding for the International Baccalaureate programme in order to preserve its quality and keep the program accessible to all.