Parents upset over school staff cuts
Parents at a Laval high school are up in arms over cuts to staff they say are having a negative impact on their children.
The governing board of Laval Junior High School circulated a letter to parents that CJAD obtained. It outlines staff cuts including abolishing the job of vice principal and reducing the hours of the lab technician. Chairperson Tracy Friedman says other staff will now have to pick up the slack and that means spreading services to students too thinly.
"That tells me that we're supposed to do everything for the students, that's what we say we do. Everything that we do in the school is to benefit the students. You tell me, how is this supposed to benefit the students?" Friedman said.
The Sir Wilfred Laurier School Board would not do a taped interview but did say the cuts are due to lower student enrolment and not the budget. The governing board argues the enrolment only went down by a dozen students and the cuts are not justified.