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Petitioning Superintendent, Chilliwack School District Evelyn Novak

Chilliwack School District Board of Education: Prevent the distribution of religious materials in public schools

Recent secular victories in Chilliwack are at risk.

On November 13th, the Board of the Chilliwack School District deleted Regulation 518 that stated, "The Board approves the distribution of Gideon Youth Testaments to Grade 5 pupils with parental consent." At the same meeting, the Board agreed to draft a new policy to permit the "distribution of materials" by March 2013.

This new policy represents an attempt to use public schools for religious proselytizing in BC public schools.

Superintendent Evelyn Novak intends to gather feedback through February to draft the new policy. While this feedback may not be open to the public, secular voices will be heard.

Please sign the petition below to send the message to the Chilliwack School Districts that BC schools should remain secular.

This petition was delivered to:
  • Superintendent, Chilliwack School District
    Evelyn Novak
  • Board Chair, Chilliwack School District
    Louise Piper
  • Board Vice Chair
    Walt Krahn
  • Trustee
    Sylvia Dyck
  • Tustee
    Doug McKay
  • Trustee
    Barry Neufeld
  • Trustee
    Martha Wiens
  • Trustee
    Heather Maahs


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