Hold VSB accountable to their own policies & Save the Crosstown Elementary School name!

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Please help us save the Crosstown Elementary School name!

A proposal from outside of our school community has been made to the Vancouver School Board to change our school name (to Alexander Won Cumyow Elementary). The consensus among students, parents and faculty at Crosstown is that we love our school name and feel very attached to the culture we have been building around it over the last couple of years—some students, with teacher support, have even written a school rap song expressing our school spirit!

We wholeheartedly support our School Naming Committee’s choice of name which was arrived at following all VSB school naming policies and procedures, and which rejected AWCY when it was put forward to the public call for name submissions at that time. We feel attached to Crosstown as representing not only our geographical location (the neighbourhood has been known as Crosstown for as long as any of the students have been alive!) but as coming to mean so much more, including a multicultural crossroads where our children come together to learn & thrive.
We are asking the Vancouver School Board Trustees to reject the proposal to change our school name as it
a) clearly contravenes VSB policies by not being sponsored by one of the accepted parties permitted to make such a proposal;
b) would be a terrible waste of taxpayer monies (changing signage, bank accounts, letterheads, etc.) not to mention everyone involved’s time; and most of all
c) because the Crosstown Elementary School community itself fervently wishes to keep its name.
Please help us save the Crosstown Elementary School name by signing and sharing this petition with friends, family, colleagues and the community at large!!



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