Stop SD43 from selling school land
District plans to sell 15% of the land at Porter
Street Elementary and 12% of Parkland Elementary. They have been planning
this for the past 3 years and are giving residents less than 6 weeks notice
before a final decision is made.
We have been given very little information and very little time to react.
We do not feel that selling up green fields is an appropriate approach to raising funds for schools.
Green space is sacred in our ever growing concrete jungle society and we need to protect that space for the children of today and tomorrow.
We are not just against selling the land at Porter Street, we are fighting for ALL school properties. This pilot is to test the provincial rules on the sale of "surplus land" which means it could have a huge knock on effect.
There will be an info session at Parkland Elementary on September 26 from 6-8pm and at Porter Street Elementary on September 27 from 6-8 pm.
Please help us get our message out by signing our petition and coming out to the info session to show your support! We have also set up a blog so feel free to post your comments!
"Please do not be anonymous in your opposition to selling off school property. An anonymous complaint carries little or no weight." -David Ward
**** We are not collecting money for this cause, only public support. If you are asked to pay please note this is not required and the money goes toward ipetition, not our cause.
September 12, 2012 - "While the foray into land development will net only about $4 million, this is a first test of provincial rules that allow districts to dispose of surplus properties, and a model for other districts, according to board chair Melissa Hyndes."
March 3, 2011 - "Coquitlam needs 13 more sports fields over the next decade to keep up with the population boom."
Letter for the School District to Parents at Porter Street