Minister Eggen:

I value alternative programs, and opportunities for student choice in programs and locally developed courses. I also value making sure these programs are available for all students who want them. As your trustee, I have advocated for equity and support for our numerous choices throughout the district

One of my ongoing advocacy priorities is the need to eliminate transportation fees across Edmonton — not just for your designated school but for alternative programs, too. I know the government wants to make this change, and Bill 1 was a first step towards that end. 
Supporting expanded and sustainable programs of choice is one of the reasons I’m seeking re-election. Wherever you live in Edmonton -- and whatever your family's financial situation -- you should have access to high quality programs that meet your needs.

Will you sign my Petition as a show of support for eliminating transportation fees?

Bill #1 eliminated school transportation fees for parents, and it was a step in the right direction. Unfortunately, it didn’t go far enough. We need to cover all transportation fees for parents, especially for students in language or alternative programs. We value programs of choice just as we value regular programs, and we want to see equity — we want to see school transportation fees eliminated for all of these students.

Removing barriers to families that have students riding the school bus is positive for all Edmontonians, whether they have children in school or not. Better transportation contributes to reducing traffic congestion, helps the environment, and makes life easier for families with children by reducing wasted driving time.

Together, let's build on the momentum of Bill #1 and (as EPSB Trustees in our March 20th 2017 Letter) and eliminate student transportation fees.

 

I support eliminating school transportation fees for ALL EPSB programs:

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67 signatures

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  • signed 2017-10-16 15:00:59 -0600
    My son attends a school out of catchment and we had to pay over $400 for ETS it is a financial strain for sure!!
  • signed 2017-10-16 12:03:21 -0600
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  • signed 2017-09-26 18:02:29 -0600
  • signed 2017-09-26 06:07:21 -0600
    It appears that having children attend French Immersion and paying $520 a year per child to take ETS, is punishing the parents for trying to give their children more opportunities in life.

    This is not right!
  • signed 2017-09-23 21:02:45 -0600
    My brother in the public system got the subsidized bus pass – while my sister in junior high catholic school did not. The catholic system says they go by walking distance and the public system mentions nothing about it! It’s confusing and if anything the junior high kids are more vulnerable than the high school kids. It’s an infuriating process.
  • signed 2017-09-23 20:26:18 -0600
    French is Canada’s second official language. Alternative it is not!
  • signed 2017-09-23 15:00:06 -0600
    Patricia Ann Grell
  • signed 2017-09-23 12:50:40 -0600
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  • signed 2017-09-22 23:12:59 -0600
    Two kids who go to school and we still end up paying bus fees while all our neighbors don’t. Something isn’t right and doesn’t sit well with me. Please fix this inequality.
  • signed 2017-09-22 21:03:04 -0600
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  • signed 2017-09-22 15:47:27 -0600
    This is not fair!
  • signed 2017-09-22 09:05:17 -0600
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