Support Our School: Victory Public School
  • Petitioned Upper Grand District School Board

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Upper Grand District School Board

Support Our School: Victory Public School

    1. Christina Mann
    2. Petition by

      Christina Mann

      Guelph, Canada

The Upper Grand District School Board has  initiated a boundary review affecting all families at Victory Public School.

The result will be the displacement of many children by virtue of address or age, creating ‘commuter kids’ who start their days with car or bus rides out of their neighbourhood.  We fear that the result will undermine the core values shared by  Victory P.S., the City of Guelph, Upper Grand District School Board (U.G.D.S.B.) and the neighbourhood as a whole - mainly that education is a community responsibility.

In 2010 we came together to keep this local school inclusive. Once again, Victory P.S. parents want to work with the board to find an equitable solution to ensure our community is not divided, and that we don’t stand by to witness the slow death of a neighbourhood school.

In a busy world, we value the importance of a local school where siblings and playmates connect in an environment sustained by a diverse group of neighbours, parents, teachers and peers.  We want our children to continue to experience the benefits of both living where they learn, but also learning where they live. 

Victory is local:  We walk, skip and bike to school and enjoy picking up friends along the way.
Victory is inclusive:  We have demonstrated commitment to a dual track school that supports both  English and French-language programming.
Victory is a community:  Our children benefit from drawing daily connections between the school, park, sports venues, neighbours, and local events.

We are asking the U.G.D.S.B. to consider alternatives beyond the current proposals and we need your help.  Please demonstrate that you share our core values and recognize the value of Victory, in many ways the heart of this neighbourhood.  Whether your children are school-aged, pre-school or grown, indeed whether you have children or not, please demonstrate that a successful community is an extension of a successful school.

What can you do? From now until November 30th!

1. Hang the distributed flyer in your window with the “V” facing out.  Let’s come together as a united voice to show commitment to this issue and support for the parent delegates.

2. Sign this petition.  This petition will be presented to the U.G.D.S.B. as a show of support for your community kids.

3.  Go to http://www.ugdsb.on.ca/planning/article.aspx?id=30798  to “Comment on the Boundary Review” in your own words.

To:
Upper Grand District School Board
We recognize the value of Victory, in many ways the heart of this neighbourhood. We believe that a successful community is an extension of a successful school.
I would like to show my support for the Victory P.S. parents who want to work with the board to find an equitable solution to ensure that our community is not divided.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Joe Sercerchi FERGUS, CANADA
      • almost 2 years ago

      it effects my family!!! My neice deserves to stay at her school where she is comfortable. It is just down the street from her and she is so happy when she talks about this school. It will be such a shame if you make her move!

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    • Karen Landman GUELPH, CANADA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Children should be able to walk to school, and neighbourhood schools are important community assets.

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    • Kathryn Cummings HILLSBURGH, CANADA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Family

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    • Carrie Knuckey LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • almost 2 years ago

      We are planning to move to Guelph from the UK, in the next few months and one of the attractions is this local school for our little ones.

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    • E B GUELPH, CANADA
      • almost 2 years ago

      I see the value in preserving local schools, from an environmental and community engagement perspective. It is healthier for our kids and for our environment.

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