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.
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.