With September came the bustle of back-to-school activities, and this year we kicked off the month with an energetic Save Our School lawn sign campaign! Community members have been displaying these blue-and-white signs on their yards and windows to send the message that we care about Bruce, Carleton, and Gladstone schools.
To date, we’ve knocked on thousands of doors in our neighbourhood to gather petition signatures. And I’ve been inspired by the passion and dedication of the many volunteers who give their time in support of these schools that are so vital to our community.
On Monday, September 12, we boarded a yellow school bus to deliver our first batch of 11,600 petitions to the Vancouver Board of Education. Dozens of parents from Bruce, Carleton, and Gladstone attended and together we emphasized the need for our three excellent and viable public schoos.
The Vancouver Board of Education has made a decision and public consultations will take place from October to November. Stay tuned for dates and locations of these meetings. We’ll need your voice to make our community heard, on behalf of the many families that will be affected by the closures.
The task of saving our schools cannot simply be done alone. If you’re ready to take the next step to volunteer and help keep our schools open, please contact my office at 604-660-0314 or Adrian.Dix.MLA@leg.bc.ca. There’s more than one way to contribute as a volunteer and we’d love to have you join our team.
Three ways to help Save Our Schools:
- Sign-up for a “Save our Schools” lawn sign
- Download and sign the Support Our Schools petition from our website: adriandixmla.ca
- Join our team of volunteers!