Dear Trustees: The intent of this letter is to inform the Cowichan District Board of Education that I am greatly opposed to the cuts currently being considered in the 2011/2012 draft budget. I firmly believe that with the reinstatement of funding protection, now is the time to submit a no cuts budget.
The cuts that are being considered do not honour the district strategic plan, nor are they in the best interest of our number one priority – our children. There are over a million dollars in proposed cuts coming directly from our classrooms. This is outrageous and completely unacceptable.
It is time that our elected representatives take a stand and show the children, families and communities of the Cowichan Valley that they value the future of our children.
I am urging the trustees of School District 79 to submit a no cuts budget for the 2011/2012 budget year as a sign of support and dedication to our children.
Thank you in advance for your time and consideration,
Friends of Cowichan Kids chair