Thursday, August 2, 2007

Working with the city

I've reached out to city councillors Linda Sloan and Jane Batty and candidate Ben Henderson to talk about ways that schools and the city can work together. Currently, there is very little communication between the Board and the city councillors, each maintaining their own "jurisdiction". I would like to create a more cooperative relationship as our decisions have great impacts on both sides.

Front and centre for the city is the homeless situation. I think about the children who living in tent city or in the river valley- without the basics, how will they fare at school? Saying "it's not my problem" is short-sighted and irresponsible. It is our problem.

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