Mayor and Council, Town of Ladysmith: Please work with the Board of Education to keep Davis Road School open

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Leanne Szasz Beaven
8 years ago
Davis Road's residents continue to grow.It's safe neighbourhood. Grounds are constantly used. Davis Rd.will lose what makes it a desirable place to live!!

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Sabrina Fox
8 years ago
Saving Davis Road is saving a Community School that unites the community together in ways that are not measurable and cannot be recreated outside of the community.

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Deborah Johnston
8 years ago
This is a thriving community school and green space where families work together to support the school and support green initiatives of walking and playing in the community. Where is your community support going to come from if you do not have the children growing up in the community...and building our Canadian spirit as well with the continuation of the French Immersion Program. We need these kinds of schools to build our community spirit and future involvement in keeping these smaller communities alive

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Jamie Hubick
8 years ago
My nieces are two of the many happy, well-adjusted and well-educated students at this successful school. Why close it?

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Natasha Rankin
8 years ago
This is my children's school. It is a wonderful little school where they feel safe. The teachers are incredible and caring. You feel as if everyone has your child's interest at heart.

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Makena Smith
8 years ago
I love the playground (which was dedicated to my Grandma).

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Rebecca Lieffertz
8 years ago
Being at this school has made me believe I can go far beyond what the doctors said I could. Please don't take away my friends and my school.

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Chris Lieffertz
8 years ago
After looking at the facts it seems as though closing the school would be detrimental to the community and especially to the students. Long-term vision should be applied and investment in this successful school should be of paramount importance.

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Lynda Lieffertz
8 years ago
My grandchildren are having many successes through this small, caring, successful school. It would be tragic for them to have to leave the district to maintain the level of education they are receiving now.

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Michelle Lieffertz
8 years ago
There are SO MANY reasons why this is important to me, but probably the most important can be distilled down into 'because it is a rare and incredible community'. EDR is more than a building; it is more than an educational body of teachers, administrators, students and parents. It is a drawing together of people who believe in something bigger. It is a success story of 'against all odds'. It is a place where people put aside their own 'rights' for the sake of something bigger - and in our world today, that is rare and unique. The EDR community is where our daughter with Cerebral Palsy has been empowered, challenged, supported, and has triumphed far beyond what doctors predicted: so much of that is attributed to her (& us!) being a part of this community that believes in her. Intellectually, she is on the gifted spectrum; with a start like the one she's had at EDR, who knows but that she might change the world? And if this is the place that does that for her, what amazing other things might be accomplished by other children who are part of this community? What sort of future world leaders will come from such an incredible and positive and OTHERS MINDED community!? The people who make up EDR are more than the sum of their parts, and everything about the EDR community is a gift!

The School District has stated that they will not deal in 'emotions'. I can only surmise that this is because, on this VERY emotional issue (the loss of community; the effect on our children's future), they are not interested in compassion, or in empathy. Unlike those in this community, whose currency is honour, truth, equality - SD 68's currency seems to be only power and cold hard cash.