Please take the opportunity to find out more about the parent-led grassroots campaign called Fix Our Schools (www.fixourschools.ca) that is focused on addressing the $3.3-Billion repair backlog in TDSB schools.
You can visit their website and join the Fix Our Schools mailing list to stay informed and find out how you can help. Visit: www.fixourschools.ca/joinus/ to subscribe.
Fix Our Schools launched a letter-writing campaign on April 24, urging Premier Wynne and Minister Sandals to work with the TDSB to find funding solutions for issues such as the $3.3-billion repair backlog. This letter also expresses concerns about the TDSB Governance panel. You can participate in this letter-writing campaign by viewing the Fix Our Schools newsletter here:http://us9.campaign-archive2.com/?u=33ed0a98313433d8705b1afd3&id=3e713f0dba&e=22a5b0472a – this also gives you a sense of what you’d be signing up for if you join their mailing list. Close to 100 letters have been sent and Education Critic MPP Lisa Gretzky read the Fix Our Schools letter in the Ontario Legislature in May!
Since launching on Oct. 29, 2014, Fix Our Schools has built a subscriber list of almost 600 people across Toronto and aims to create a large, connected group of people all asking for the same thing:
- safe, well-maintained schools (who can argue with that?)
- public schools funded as an integral part of our public infrastructure – on par with roads, transit and healthcare
I’m also attaching a document that outlines more about the Fix Our Schools campaign, which you can easily share with your school councils and parent networks. You can also find Fix Our Schools on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fixtdsbschools?ref=aymt_homepage_panel.
Click below for more information on this campaign.