Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #203, 8912-156 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5R 5Z2
February XXth, MMX
Hon. David G. Hancock, QC, MLA, Minister of Education, Progressive Conservative, Edmonton-Whitemud
In the Journal's Letters page yesterday, Phillip H. Walker writes that McCauley School should be left open & not slated for closure. David, Phil is 100% right. McCauley stands for integrity, it stands for kids who have little hope fighting against the odds all the way. Plus parents who do care for them. They pay what they can. I can remember when Peter Pocklington sponsored a distinguished & carefully orchestrated hot lunch program their with the cost split between his Junior Achievement funds, and several thousand a year out of his own pocket.
McCauley is a proud school & I believe suburbanite kids would be proud to attend there. Yes it has a lower socioeconomic standard, but do you not think that the influx of kids from the suburbs would bring in money for the school from their parents/family's. Money wich could be used to revitalize the school & neighbouring say businesses?
The kids of McCauley deserve to make their make their neighborhood proud again. What with the new LRT being pushed through Phil points out, there will be many citizens coming through the neighbourhood to make it a more productive area. So David, lets do the sensible thing & take McCauley School off of the chopping block.
Source: Edmonton Public Schools.