Let Get Arthur Voaden Secondary School back to an amazing shape

Let Get Arthur Voaden Secondary School back to an amazing shape

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June 6, 2022
Signatures: 1,381Next Goal: 1,500
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Started by Bailey Bishop Hume

Hello 

I am Bailey Bishop -Hume (She/her) .I am the prime minister on my school council at Arthur voaden secondary school.  I am trying to help this amazing school. Arthur Voaden Secondary school  has been open for awhile since 1926 to be exact  and hasn’t been updated for a very long time .There is multiple problems that are a huge things that affect everyone at avss .I have called the school board (TVDSB) multiple times. I have asked how much would it be to help fix the school.  They said they wouldn’t charge the school for these fund, it’s up to Steve Lecce minster of education as he is in charge of that.  I understand that avss doesn’t have a lot of students, but people don’t want to come here because how run down it is. Arthur Voaden (Avss) has amazing programs and amazing teachers, just not people here.  For example I have previously to a another high school , and that was the most horrible experience of my life. I was bullied on a daily basis and harassed when I was just trying to walk home.  Just because I have Autism, this doesn’t make me different than anyone else.  When I transferred to Arthur Voaden Secondary School ( avss) I was welcome with open arms, and met amazing people that helped me to become the person I am today.  

 

There is multiple things wrong with the structure of our school, for example the all gender bathroom only has two out of the four  toilets there, the sink is broken and there is soap dispenser and the paper towel/dryer doesn’t work. The main women’s bathroom on the first floor has a big hole in the roof.  Where water has gone threw and sewage has come up in the drain in the middle of the floor by the sinks as well as some of the toilets leak when you flush them.  There is no air conditioning in most part of the school, there is little to no AC in avss.  I have asked why we can’t have AC throughout the school and people tell me it’s because of how old the school is.  It would become harmful for us because the air flow would be toxic. The school hasn’t been updated in a while, and the paint is cracking and some things hanging on by a string.

 

This is some of examples that is wrong with Avss.  I am protesting that avss being updated and revamped.  I believe that the school board and Steve Lecee should be doing something about this amazing school, may I also add this school has been open since 1926 that is long time.  If were able to help avss to get better and back to its original state.  This would get people excited to come to Arthur Voaden Secondary School  and allow more programs.  With more population here at Arthur Voaden Secondary School  it would allow the all gender to be fixed and all genders to feel safe and feel accepted in our school.  The bathroom would be fixed so it wouldn’t be a heath hazard ,school repainted and more modernized it would allow students to be happy to go school and exticed to go but also create a welcoming space and more of safe space than the jail looking place that we call school.  If This couldn’t happend than the avss population  would go down, the school would become more run down, eventually lose the staff and students causing to shut down.  

Why not fix it now while we still have a chance to save it?  People wouldn’t feel welcomed and accepted because of the all gender bathroom not being fixed and finally people wouldn’t want to go to school even more then what they do now. The School board(TVDSB) is trying but Steven Lecce  the minster of education is charge of the money for the school board and also is known for lying about money he sends. So please help Arthur Voaden Secondary School a second chance.

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Signatures: 1,381Next Goal: 1,500
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