One of the largest high school populations in New Brunswick is about to be severed and sent off to finish the rest of this year squatting in two k-8 schools – and are displacing that space needed by other students.
It will add conservatively 5-6 hours a week to our schedule and is disruptive to all three of our children. My two kids in k-8 are being moved to another school in another neighbourhood.
My wife was saying I should blog on this but initially I didn’t see much relevance to the It’s the economy, stupid theme – but it’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to as they say.
There is a point here. In the past two years, the government has resurfaced and/or expanded virtually every road in New Brunswick. There has been unprecedented spending on potholes and pavement while one of the largest schools in New Brunswick is languishing with water damage, visible decay and other various and sundry problems (like a structural concern which forced a week long shutdown).
It’s an almost basic function of government to provide proper infrastructure for k-12 education.
When the government decided to pump – what $2 billion? – into highway work over the past two years to prop up the economy – did they even consider the fate of thousands of families in Greater Moncton? That’s the number of families impacted by this Moncton High School event – families of MHS students, Edith Cavell students, Queen Elizabeth school students, Magnetic Hill school and Evergreen Park school.