“The idea of playing politics with the educational needs of the children, is really quite frustrating and we certainly hope that’s not the case.”– Tracey Leckie, parent of two and chair of the parent advisory council at Masonville Public School
“You’re dealing with a lot of students in a small tin box. There’s no running water out there. They can’t wash their hands. There’s no bathrooms out there. Kids as small as 7, out in portables that have to walk into the school for all of their needs throughout the day. That results in, not only uncomfortable situations but also it limits instructional time because there’s a lot of time wasted making all of those transitions.”
Masonville has tried several times over the course of 5 years to receive funding for additions to their school. Now the funding is finally approved, but still stuck waiting. As delays continue, Leckie says their frustration is growing.
“These kids could be housed in a better environment. It was already going to be about a year and a half project, but now that we’ve gone this long without anything happening it’s quite discouraging.”
“We have missed 10 months of good weather building conditions for us to get this projects going. If it gets approved right away, we could actually get some shovels in the ground and make some progress.”
- Additons to Masonville Public School
- Construction of a new school in South East London
- Additions to Tweedsmuir Public School