Keep Cloverdale Traditional School Open
- Cloverdale PAC
- Closed on
- Parents, families, businesses and concerned citizens of the Capital Regional District (Victoria, BC)
I want to thank everyone who signed the petition to keep Cloverdale Elementary School open so we can become a traditional school in September 2007.
We were successful!
Through a lot of hard work, registration drives, media coverage, two petitions totalling over 1300 signatures, parents talking and good, well formed arguments, we managed to convince the School Board that they could not afford to close us.
We are all sure that the Cloverdale Traditional School will be a huge success.
Regarding the possible closure of Cloverdale Elementary
On November 20th 2006, the Greater Victoria School Board of Trustees passed a motion, “That the Cloverdale school transition to a traditional school in September 2007 be approved by the board as a school of choice, and that this decision will be reviewed in May 2008.”
Unfortunately, on January 29th 2007, the same Board that voted in favor of us to become a school of choice, passed another motion, “That the Board approves a consultative process to consider closure of Cloverdale Elementary School and Lampson Elementary School effective July 1, 2007 and that the Board agrees to commence the consultative process as follows:…”
If the Board chooses to close Cloverdale, they will be:
• Closing a local, well loved school with a rapidly expanding and desperately needed Out of School Care facility.
• Denying all Capital Region residents a new and promising School of Choice – Traditional Public School.
You are welcome to find out more information about our fight to keep Cloverdale Traditional Elementary School open at http://members.shaw.ca/cloverdale_PAC
Thank you for your support.
Cloverdale Elementary Parent Advisory Council (PAC)
We, the undersigned, want the Greater Victoria School Board to keep Cloverdale Elementary School open and uphold the motion they passed on November 20, 2006, allowing Cloverdale School to transition to a traditional school in September of 2007.