Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - BC

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - BC

April 27, 2016 15:37 ET

CUPE Local 441 backs School District 63 at special meeting

SAANICH, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - April 27, 2016) - Like many school boards throughout B.C., Saanich School District has been forced into a position where it will have to make cuts that will have a direct impact on school kids. Reductions in service will affect all K-12 students next year.

SD63 cannot balance its budget because of two actions by the BC Liberal government:

  • The Province moved $700,000 of administrative savings into the general budget rather than dedicating those savings to programs and services for students.
  • SD63 is being forced to pay $314,000 of annual costs for a new provincial network for internet access, up from $30,000 for the previous system, PLNet.

These two actions taken together equal $1,000,000 which amounts to SD63's shortfall.

Who: SD63 Trustees, Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils in Saanich
(COPACS), CUPE 441 members, Saanich Teachers' Association (STA), the public
What: Special Budget Meeting
Where: School District 63 Board Office
2125 Keating Crossroad, Saanich
When: Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Time: 7 - 9 pm

Contact Information

  • Dean Coates
    CUPE 441 President

    Kevin McPhail
    CUPE National Servicing Representative

    Janet Szliske
    CUPE Communications Representative