The Fix Our Schools campaign is led by a small group of passionate parents and students with a clear vision that all children attending Ontario’s publicly funded schools have the right to be educated in safe, well-maintained buildings that provide environments conducive to learning. We want Ontario’s children to be global citizens who can compete for jobs and educational spots world-wide. We know that school conditions matter because they impact students’ learning environments and teachers’ working environments.
Over the last two years, we’ve created a large network of engaged citizens who have been demanding that the provincial government begin funding schools as critical infrastructure. … and the provincial government is starting to hear us.
We are pleased that the provincial government is going to increase funding to school boards for school repairs. Every school board in our province has an unfathomably large repair backlog and new funding was desperately needed. However, this new funding is not going to immediately address the $15-billion backlog that has been allowed to accumulate in Ontario’s schools. Which is why Fix Our Schools remains committed to working with all MPPs and School Boards to ensure that:
- The new level of investment of $1.4-billion/year starts to decrease the $15-billion repair backlog that currently exists in Ontario’s publicly funded schools.
- The issue of disrepair in Ontario’s schools is a major election issue in the next provincial election in 2018; and continues to be an important focus of our provincial government.
So now is the time to help grow this campaign! You can help do that by sharing Fix Our Schools with your network and encouraging them to join us and/or engage with Fix Our Schools on Facebook or Twitter