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moncler outlet online As the motion to close Thornhill Jr. was read out, some residents stood to demonstrate their displeasure and register their opposition to the motion. Chair Pankhurst had to ask them numerous times to sit down so cheap moncler jackets the debate could get underway. Later, during the debate, he had to ask the parents to not speak as the meeting was being interrupted by objections and comments. moncler outlet online

moncler sale Trustees Art Erasmus, Lynne Newberry, Diana Penner and Raymond Raj all spoke in favour of the closure. Trustees Tanis Kilpatrick and Gary Turner spoke passionately against the closure. Erasmus claimed he was part of the Board process when they were closing schools during the Socred Bill Bennett Government of the 1980’s and this is moncler outlet jackets no different. He claimed he wasn’t happy either but it was a reality of the day, the money is not available. Turner was outraged. moncler sale

moncler sale outlet “I wasn’t going to get into this but enough’s enough.” he began, “We just want to make sure we close the right school.” Referring to the previously elected board, which was responsible for the decision to close the schools, “that was a flawed decision you guys made [.] the information moncler outlet sale was flawed, the procedures were flawed.” moncler sale outlet

moncler mens jackets He claimed the board was refusing to listen to the parents and to moncler outlet their own consultative process. He claimed the board was refusing to admit to moncler factory outlet their own mistakes, at times almost shouting, though restrained, claiming there was no point in consulting and questioned why any parent would participate as the Board ignores it anyways. He went on to question the validity of the decisions being made and the basis of the decisions claiming they were making decisions on financial grounds, not educational grounds. moncler mens jackets

cheap moncler sale “If we’re not going to make this decision on educational grounds we might as well all quit,” adding “and let Alana do everything,” referring to the acting Secretary Treasurer Alana Cameron, “she can do it all financially.” Addressing all the formulas the government and the School District uses Turner stated, “it can all be written out for you [] they don’t need us.” cheap moncler moncler sale outlet sale

As an example Turner stated Mount Elizabeth School in Kitimat has the capacity to hold every Kitimat student from grade 1 to 12. If they are making decisions on finances their next decision should be to close every school but MESS he claimed.

“Come on people; look at this educationally not financially.”

cheap moncler coats Trustee Raj asked to speak again on the subject and began with personal attacks on Turner. Chair Pankurst https://www.hotmoncleroutlet.com had to stop him three times before Raj quit attacking him. cheap moncler coats

monlcer down jackets The motion to close cheap moncler outlet Thornhill Junior was passed for two readings. Every motion like this requires three readings and a final vote. To complete three readings on the one sitting of the Board the third reading needs to be unanimous. Turner registered his opposition and the vote to pass the approval of the closing of the school was stopped. monlcer down jackets

moncler outlet store Pankurst announced the next meeting of the board to vote on the third reading would be as soon as next week, Wednesday, December 15 at 5 pm. moncler outlet store

moncler cheap moncler coats outlet sale After he announced this, he addressed those gathered and began to explain how this was not the Boards fault it was the fault of the Provincial government. “We’re not the culprits here.” He was quickly interrupted Moncler Outlet and then he attempted to tell the audience that it wasn’t a debate. “You’re starting it by addressing moncler jacket sale us,” called out one in the crowd of parents gathered. moncler outlet sale

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Pankurst, not the culprits here. Blaming the government is not the answer unless everyone would like to be taxed even higher to keep partially filled schools open. Thank moncler sale you.

buy moncler jackets I am a Thornhill moncler outlet store parent, and I was at the meeting last night, and I stood in protest and I was the one that told Trustee Pankhurst that he couldn address us and not expect us to respond. I am very proud of Trustee Turner and Kilpatrick. They are not afraid to speak their minds or to go against the grain. I will continue to fight for my children to attend THEIR school as will all the other parents. Thornhill is a community on it own, we deserve to have our children attend a school in their own community buy moncler jackets.