The Vancouver School Board is dealing with a funding shortfall of $12.34 million for the coming school year. Without money to cover this shortfall, the VSB must find ways to increase revenue and/or reduce spending.
One of the proposals in the VSB’s preliminary budget is to eliminate the VSB District Band and Strings Program. The other possibility is huge increases in user fees for parents of students in these programs in the 2014-2015 school year.
If you do not want to lose the strings and band programs in Vancouver as they currently exist, make your views known. Please keep in mind that the window of opportunity to influence the outcome is very short. On Thursday, April 30, the budget will be finalized. If you are interested in saving the VSB Elementary Band and Strings Program, we encourage you to do the following in the next two weeks:
Email David Eby, MLA for Vancouver-Point Grey: david.eby.mla@leg.bc.ca
Email  Patti Bacchus, Vancouver school board chairwoman: patti.bacchus@vsb.bc.ca
Email The Hon. Christy Clark, Premier of British Columbia:  premier@gov.bc.ca
Email The Hon. Peter Fassbender, Minister of Education: educ.minister@gov.bc.ca
For more information, see the following article from the Vancouver Sun: https://www.vancouversun.com/news/Vancouver+school+board+seeks+jobs/9715882/story.html
 
温哥华教育局拟削减预算 一些项目将被砍掉
温哥华教育局正在应对下个学年度12.34百万加元的资金短缺。如没有资金
弥补这个缺口,教育局必须寻找一些途径来增加收益和(或者)减少花费。
温哥华教育局初步预算案的提议之一,是削除学区内的乐团与弦乐项目。还
有另一种可能,即在2014-2015学年度大幅增加该项目学生家长的使用费。
如果你不想失去现已存在的乐团与弦乐项目,要让你的观点广为所知。请谨
记,影响预算结果的机会窗口非常短暂。4月30日——周四,预算案将获最终敲
定。如果你想保留学区内的小学乐团及弦乐项目,在接下来的两星期内,我们鼓
励您采取以下行动——给下列人士发送邮件:
David Eby,立法院议员(Vancouver-Point Grey): david.eby.mla@leg.bc.ca
Patti Bacchus, 温哥华教育局主席: patti.bacchus@vsb.bc.ca
The Hon.Christy Clark,BC省总理 premier@gov.bc.ca
The Hon. Peter Fassbender,BC省教育部长 educ.minister@gov.bc.ca
更多信息,请参考《温哥华太阳报》文章
https://www.vancouversun.com/news/Vancouver+school+board+seeks+jobs/9715882/
story.html