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Bill 64 Public Information
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Advocacy Tool Box:
Template #1 - Sample letter for writing your MLA
Template #2 - Sample letter for writing your MLA
SRSD Wards Their Schools and MLA Information
Guide for Public Presentations before Standing Committee of the Legislative Assembly
Members of the Legislative Assembly Contact Information
Town Hall Meeting Video - All Questions and Answers April 7, 2021
​WARD, School and MLA Information

​​​​Information from Manitoba School Boards Association on Bill 64
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Vocal Minority is Getting Louder - WFP July 19, 2021
Rural Voices Object to Educational Reform - WFP July 15, 2021

Bill 64 ​Parent Survey Results Snapshot

Province demands school division data ahead of overhaul - WFP June 25, 2021
SRTA Letter to Parents - Bill 64 Impacts on Education June 29, 2021

Parents association rejects education bill - June 22/21 Virden Empire-Advance
May 12-21 Cautionary tales from Nova Scotia’s education review
May 25 - Bill 64 — Smashing Education Eggs
May 18-21 Keep Partisan Politics out of the Classroom WFP
Robert MacTavish Open Letter to Rural Citizens
May 6, 2021 LETTER TO THE EDITOR - THE CARILLON - Why you should care about Bill 64
April 29, 2021 - Education changes will favour the fortunate - Winnipeg Free Press
May 3, 2021 - An Open Letter to Manitobans from 30 Former Superintendents
April 20, 2021  Manitoba education reforms stoke fears French immersion will be left outside looking in - Winnipeg Free Press
April 23, 2021 Proposed parental control of schools remains baffling - Nick Martin Winnipeg Free Press
April 20, 2021 - Children are more than "market value" - WFP
April 15, 2021 Better Education Started Many Years Ago - Winnipeg Free Press
April 8, 2021 - Education bill sparks new school closure concerns - WFP
April 5, 2021 - Parent Collective Calls for Shredding of Bill 64
Winnipeg Free Press

​March 29, 2021 Bill 64 Earns a Failing Grade 
WFP Op Ed by Jim Silver
 
​March 26, 2021 Press Release
​Wendy Bloomfield, Board Chair,
Letter to MLA Ms. J. Morely-Lecomte - 3/23/21
 
School Community Councils a Bad Bargain -
by John R. Wiens, Dean of Education, U of M 
March 26, 2021

Report of the Commission on K-12 Education
​Bill 64 - The Education Modernization Act in its entirety.
Discarding Democracy, Exploding Education, Shunning Truth
Op Ed by John R. Wiens​ March 15/21

AS PARENTS, COMMUNITY MEMBERS, AND BUSINESS OWNERS:

  • VOTING RIGHTS ELIMINATED: your local voting rights will be eliminated.
  • LOCAL SCHOOL DIVISIONS DISAPPEAR: your school division will also be eliminated.
  • COMMUNITY FOCUS REMOVED: school divisions would be replaced by bigger administrations serving more students and more communities.
  • ACCESS TO DECISION-MAKERS FAR REMOVED: you will ultimately need to take your concerns on any matter regarding education to Winnipeg, no matter where in the province you reside.
  • WORK-LIFE BALANCE REDEFINED: as parents, you will be asked to step up to play a more significant part in your child’s schooling. You will not only be required to manage your household and work tasks, but you will also be tasked with governing and managing your local schools.
  • BUSINESS DISCONTINUED: as local business owners, you will need to secure contracts for goods and services related to schools in your own community from Winnipeg rather than locally, as you do now.
  • TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION: as a Manitoban, you will pay the same school taxes as before but with no elected voice to ensure that money is invested locally, according to who pays it. Government has proposed a phase out of school taxes without a clear plan for how it intends to achieve this. Your local school boards have advocated for this to happen for many years, it is time for actions to follow​