The Parent Advocacy Network (PAN), in conjunction with Families Against Cuts to Education (FACE), is targeting the provincial government with a goal to deliver hundreds of paper postcards - campaign well underway - and thousands of online signatures from citizens declaring “I Stand with the Standing Committee”.
Our goal is to make a bulk delivery of signed postcards and online signatures to the Minister of Education demonstrating that parents will be holding his government accountable to adequately fund public education.
We need your help in spreading the word!
We hope that you will join us by sharing the link below with fellow parents, neighbours, family and friends and through your own social networks.
The all-party provincial Select Standing Committee on Finance & Government Services Report of Budget 2016 Consultations found - for the second year in a row - that the top priority for British Columbians is K-12 education funding. Sadly, these have previously been ignored. They cannot be ignored in Budget 2016!
The Select Standing Committee on Finance & Government Services recommendations:
1. Provide adequate capital funding to school districts for facility improvements/seismic upgrades/additional schools.
2. Provide stable, sustainable and adequate funding to enable school districts to fulﬁll responsibilities to continue to provide access to quality public education, with recognition of the increased costs school districts have incurred.
3. Review the Ministry of Education funding formula for programs and services, as well as administrative staff compensation levels to ensure adequate and competitive compensation.
Sign the online card petition NOW and "Stand with the Standing Committee"!
Thank you for helping to spread the word! The more signatures we gain, the stronger our collective voice - together we can make a difference!