What’s getting cut from your School District’s budget? And your kid’s classroom?

Updated: July 8

The provincial budget delivered a double-whammy to School Districts across BC this year.

The budget fails to provide school districts with the funds to pay for increases to such as the provincially-controlled MSP and BC Hydro rates, as well as to absorb the costs of inflation. Many of the boards had already begun their budget development processes for the 2015/16 school year and likely anticipated this budgetary pressure.

What they didn’t anticipate that boards must now find an additional $29 million in ‘administrative savings’ in 2015/16. Then there’s the another $25 million to be cut in 2016/17, and another cut in 2017/18.

So cuts are coming to your school district. Boards are clear too, these cuts will have impacts on your child, their classmates, classroom services and your local school.

What to do about it? Continue reading What’s getting cut from your School District’s budget? And your kid’s classroom?

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Parents! We want our kids in school! Bring your signs, bring your kids, bring your noise! It is time for action from our government! Come and out have your voices heard!

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