School Funding Models – RMPA Executive’s Letter to Minister Fleming
Thank you to all parents and family members who have contacted us over the past week or so to say that they have written a letter to Minister Fleming regarding the recommendations in the report of the Funding Model Review Panel (“Improving Equity and Accountability”) that support a change to a per-student funding model from the current course-by-course funding model.
A change to a per-student model puts at risk the wide variety of out-of-timetable programs that our kids currently participate in, are so deeply engaged by, and gain so many skills and competencies from: jazz band, marching band, choir, film and TV, musical theatre, leadership and sports.
No doubt there will be more conversation about this issue at RMPA meetings and more action, as needed, by the RMPA executive and music parents.
We will keep you posted…