Opinion

Murrayville delegation once again ignored

Editor: I am outraged. After listening respectfully to the school board business for hours on Tuesday, our delegation of elementary students was yet again thrown out with the dirty bath water.

We were ready to pour out our hearts, desperate to keep the thriving school of Murrayville Elementary open.  We were waiting with trepidation for the board’s decision, which could cause the ringing of a final bell for our historic school at the end of this school year.

Why was the Murrayville determination even on the same agenda as such a volatile decision as the H.D. Stafford middle school reconfiguration?  We deserve at least the respect of being able to hear what the trustees have to say.  How can we be treated this way?

I don’t even know what to tell my own children, let alone the rest of the families from Murrayville Elementary, who have appointed me to represent the fight to keep our successful, thriving school as it is — open and operating, in the business of improving the minds of our young.

I told my children that one must always be quiet and respectful at this type of important meeting, but all they have come away with is — if you are quiet and respectful, you are ignored.

Flora Balducci,

Murrayville Elementary PAC president 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Clark on climate, clawbacks, credit cards
 
COLUMN: Some advice to Kinder Morgan from the mushy middle
 
A gift of parking – again
Province withdraws approval for Trinity Western Law School
 
Rent controls here to stay, province says
 
Langley Secondary School closure considered
Virk shuffled to new job after Kwantlen flap
 
Trial set in Aldergrove ‘boxed drug lab’ smuggling case
 
UPDATE: Abbotsford family facing deportation finds sanctuary at Langley church

Community Events, December 2014

Add an Event


Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Dec 18 edition online now. Browse the archives.