- South East Cornerstone School Division #209
Thank you to everyone who signed the petition and supported our campaign to fund a dedicated Kindergarten teacher for Yellow Grass School. We are very happy to announce that funding has been received and Yellow Grass School will have a dedicated teacher for Kindergarten.
Yellow Grass School requires a dedicated Kindergarten teacher. There are ten children in Kindergarten and they are sharing a teacher with 21 Grade 1 and 2 students. These students have a very capable teacher who is doing the very best she can to give them the education they deserve. However, in a shared class of 31 very diverse students, it will be impossible to dedicate enough time to each student.
Research shows smaller classes "provide better quality and a richer environment for pupils, while making teaching more enjoyable for the teacher." Smaller class sizes result in higher achievement among students who are economically disadvantaged and those students with lower academic ability.
The principal does have the ability to decide how the existing teachers are allocated. However, it is not feasible or fair to re-allocate another teacher from Yellow Grass School, many of which are already teaching double grades.
Please sign this petition and show your support for the students and staff of Yellow Grass School.
We, the residents of Yellow Grass and surrounding area, petition South East Cornerstone School Division to hire an additional teacher for the specific purpose of teaching Kindergarten.
Currently, there are 10 children in Kindergarten and they are sharing a teacher with 21 Grade 1 and 2 students. We feel strongly that is too demanding for one teacher and will result in less than adequate education for all students in these three grades.
We demand that South East Cornerstone School Division fund an additional teacher for the Kindergarten class at Yellow Grass School.
The Dedicated Kindergarten Teacher for Yellow Grass petition to South East Cornerstone School Division #209 was written by Felecia Watson and is in the category Education at GoPetition.