Save Public Education in Surrey
Increase Funding for Public Education
To: THE HONOURABLE THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA, IN LEGISLATURE ASSEMBLED:
WHEREAS the Surrey Board of Education now projects an unprecedented financial shortfall of up to $18 million for the 2010-2011 school year,
WHEREAS despite a growing student population, Surrey is not receiving sufficient funding to maintain existing programs,
WHEREAS without full funding to cover all education costs, the Surrey Board of Education will be forced to close neighbourhood schools, reduce teaching time and slash critical programs like libraries, fine arts, sports, special education etc.,
THE UNDERSIGNED, CITIZENS AND PEOPLES OF BRITISH COLUMIBA HEREBY PETITION THIS HONORABLE HOUSE TO:
1. INCREASE Surrey funding to cover the full cost of student education, thereby eliminating the 18 million dollar financial shortfall,
2. CEASE imposing and downloading costs on Boards of Education,
3. AND commit to fully funding a quality public education system.
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