Ministry of Education: Funding Cutbacks

British Columbia Ministry of Education funds only the basics. Gone are days when public education was well funded and equipped with specialized instructions (eg. physical education), basic programs (eg. language resource), and supplies! The increasing responsibility to fund for our children’s school – general learning resources, books, math tools, teaching supplies, emergency supplies, field trips, playground improvements, technology upgrades… just to name a few – is becoming more dependent on us, the parent community to provide contributions to the greater well being of our learning community. US! Yes! US!

Extensive ongoing government cutbacks have left schools looking to parents for additional support for our school. We could make the gains now so our children continue to learn NOW or we could await the government to buck up on the funding! Time is too precious and there is no time to waste, ongoing contributions and fundraising efforts have made many of our school’s needs a reality, NOW!

As parents, by staying informed, educated and aware about the greater scope of our children’s school, we can learn, advise, suggest, open up discussions about the much needed resources in the school and address the many ways we can contribute to the needs over a school year.

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