Supporters of Students with Special Needs: Don't let BC close the Campus School

Supporters of Students with Special Needs: Don't let BC close the Campus School

    1. Petition by

      Boston College

Boston College has kept an earth shattering decision for 38 students and families, a secret in order to strain away from the public eye. Father Leahy is planning to move the BC Campus School to Franciscan Hospital due to a "space shortage" on campus. 

"The Boston College Campus School educates students aged 3 to 21 with multiple disabilities, including complex health care needs. The program provides student-centered educational and therapeutic services in a school-based setting. Using a transdisciplinary approach, student growth is achieved through the development of a stimulating environment and challenging instruction tailored to the needs of the individual." Boston College; http://www.bc.edu/schools/lsoe/campsch/

Every Boston College student & alumni within the past 43 years has been affected by the Campus School one way or another, from one time interactions or day to day contact & communication on BC's campus. For anyone who has been a part of the Boston Marathon, from participating in to cheering on, you have been affected by the Campus School, as there are upwards of 300 students, faculty and various supporters that run each year in the name of BCCS to better the lives of those living with severe disabilities.

Father Leahy has not come out with a public statement, as he plans to shut down the BCCS on campus and move it to Franciscan Hospital, with the final decision being made within 90 days. Please sign this petition in efforts to establishment a word of mouth movement. The community needs BCCS just as much as the students within BCCS need the support & help of the volunteers & educators.

To:
DON'T LET BC CLOSE THE CAMPUS SCHOOL
Closing the school will be catastrophic to not only the students, families & friends of those within BCCS, but also the Boston College community and what we stand for.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    1. Reached 4,000 signatures
    2. LTE: Campus School Volunteers And Parents Deserve To Be Heard

      Campus School May Move Out Of University Facilities

      Assoc. News Editor Alex Gaynor / Heights Editor The Campus School is exploring a collaborative relationship with the Kennedy Day School at Franciscan Hospital for Children that could result in an affiliation of the two entities, according to a press release published by the Office of News and Public Affairs on Nov.

    3. Campus School May Move Out Of University Facilities

      Campus School May Move Out Of University Facilities

      Assoc. News Editor Alex Gaynor / Heights Editor The Campus School is exploring a collaborative relationship with the Kennedy Day School at Franciscan Hospital for Children that could result in an affiliation of the two entities, according to a press release published by the Office of News and Public Affairs on Nov.

    4. Reached 3,000 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Chris Cercone SALEM, MA
      • 5 months ago

      The lovely girlfriend of one of my best friends has a sister who attends this school. This school closure would directly and deeply affect the wellbeing of my very close friend's girlfriend. I can't have that happen.

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    • lois WHELAN CAMBRIDGE, MA
      • 5 months ago

      We are related through marriage

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    • Savitha Pillai SHREWSBURT, MA
      • 5 months ago

      Because they already have a disability the least you could do is keep them at the location they want to be at.

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    • Michael Immerman CHATHAM, NJ
      • 5 months ago

      Mike

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    • brandon crowe BOSTON, MA
      • 5 months ago

      no one F@$K's with the TNC

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