At our general meeting last night, two motions were tabled by the General Gordon PAC and passed by the PAC reps in attendance. DPAC thanks the General Gordon PAC for its commitment to these issues and we will be bringing them forward both to the VSB senior management and the trustees for further discussion.
We propose the DPAC writes a letter to VSB in support of parents advocating for the following: If the VSB passes the proposal to change the school catchment maps that siblings are included in the grandparenting policy. In other words, if a family home is rezoned by VSB out of their current school boundary, where their older children are already attending school, the siblings enrolling in 2019 or later retains priority enrolment status akin to in-boundary-siblings.
This will maintain school security, childcare security and keep our children's communities together.
We propose that the VSB be encouraged by DPAC to hold a feedback meeting inviting parents affected by the sibling policy (if catchment maps are rezoned) to have a chance to speak directly with Trustees and Planners to explain the hardships this policy poses to them if it passes without being amended to grandparent in siblings.