Petition Closed
Petitioning Mayor Joseph M. Petty and 6 others

Prioritize building walls at South High Community School

It's almost impossible to conceive that school buildings still exist in our country where classrooms don't have walls. The use of dividers makes for a difficult learning environment, especially for those who have learning challenges or are English Language Learners. Despite all of the infrastructural challenges, students and staff at South High have made great strides in improving AP scores, graduation rates, and the number of students who move on to college.

South is a school rich in diversity. It has the largest non-white population of all of Worcester's high schools and the largest number of students with limited English proficiency. This petition is asking our officials to make sure that South does not get left behind when they are preparing their requests for funding from the state. It asks not that building walls at South be done at the expense of other projects, but rather that other project requests in the work are not pushed forward at the expense of South. Worcester is a City that prides itself on the quality of its education and the beacon of opportunity this community offers everyone. Let's make sure that all of our students have access to the same quality education and facilities conductive to a strong learning environment, regardless of their background.

Letter to
Mayor Joseph M. Petty
School Committee Tracy O'Connell Novick
City Councilor Sarai Rivera
and 4 others
City Councilor Joseph O'Brien
City Councilor Tony Economou
School Committee Jack Foley
School Committee Donna Colorio
I just signed the following petition addressing the upcoming project proposal to the state regarding funding for capital improvements to our school. I am urging you to please make sure none of our children are left out and that building walls at South High School is made a priority.

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Prioritize building walls at South High Community School

It's almost impossible to conceive that school buildings still exist in our country where classrooms don't have walls. The use of dividers makes for a difficult learning environment, especially for those who have learning challenges or are English Language Learners. Despite all of the infrastructural challenges students and staff at South High have made great strides in improving AP scores, graduation rates, and the number of students who move on to college.

South is a school rich in diversity. It has the largest non-white population of all of Worcester's high schools and the largest number of students with limited English proficiency. This petition is asking our officials to make sure that South does not get left behind when they are preparing their requests for funding from the state. It asks not that building walls at South be done at the expense of other projects, but rather that other project requests in the work are not pushed forward at the expense of South. Worcester is a City that prides itself on the quality of its education and the beacon of opportunity this community offers everyone. Let's make sure that all of our students have access to the same quality education and facilities conductive to a strong learning environment, regardless of their background.
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Sincerely,