Hello from YOUR PAC! We wanted to give you an update on what we've been working on around the roof issue this week! We also want to applaud the school and the School District for being so transparent about this issue! Specifically, we'd like to thank Sandra Arthur, our PAC president who's done a ton of interviews with the media and our MLA, Gary Holman, who is personally advocating on behalf of Bayside in the legislature. Ultimately, we all want what is best for the children and staff of Bayside!
Today, you should have received an email from the school with information from Kim Milburn, Acting Facilities Director, outlining the testing, discovery and repairs being done Thursday and Friday this week to green mould found in the walls of the Library and the Art room. We will get an update early next week and those two rooms will be open on Monday. Here is the latest media report on this which aired tonight on CTV.
On Tuesday, six members of the PAC went to Question Period at the BC Legislature where Gary Holman presented our petition, which had almost 500 signatures and growing, and asked the question about replacement of the roof to the Minister of Education, Mike Bernier. Gary Holman and the Minister, along with Sandra were then interviewed by television and newspaper about our hope for a resolution. Hope is definitely there from all parties! Here's the media link from that day...
On Monday, the school also sent a letter out from Keven Elder, Superintendent of SD63, with some great information about the history of this fight to replace the roof at Bayside. Here's CTVs coverage from that day...
A link to an interview Sandra and Gary did with CBC radio....http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/vancouver-island-parents-mla-call-for-province-to-replace-leaky-school-roof-1.3462925
An article in Wednesday's Times Colonist...http://www.timescolonist.com/news/local/campaign-for-new-roof-at-bayside-middle-school-school-gathers-pace-1.2182914
Global TV's coverage...http://globalnews.ca/news/2534099/saanich-school-tired-of-dealing-with-leaky-roof/
You can get involved by writing letters to the people mentioned below regarding your concerns as well as signing and sharing the petition for others to sign. You can also follow this on Twitter with this hashtag #FixBayside'sleaking roof.
Please write to the Honorable Mike Bernier, Minister of Education at
Please cc the folllowing:
Mr. Steve Newlove, Vice-Principal Bayside, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Wendy MacDonald, Principal Bayside, email@example.com
Bayside PAC, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kevin Elder, Superintendent of SD 63, email@example.com
Kim Milburn, Interim Director of Facilities SD 63, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Saanich School Board Trustees, email@example.com,
Ministry of Finance/Risk Management Branch who is responsible for The School Protection Program, firstname.lastname@example.org,
Ministry of Education, Capital Management Branch at email@example.com
MLA, Gary Holman, Saanich North and the Islands, gary.holman.MLA@leg.bc.ca
As always, you can always contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Your Bayside PAC