Letter: True cost of Langley education cuts calculated

Dear Editor,

Thanks to Langley superintendent of schools Suzanne Hoffman and the long weekend put in by district staff, we now know how much has been taken out of our school district at the expense of our children [Extra teachers would be $23.5 million, Feb. 27, Langley Advance].

That money, taken out each year, should have gone to help teachers and support staff educate our children.

Schools have been closed, classrooms overcrowded, and resources minimal because of it, at the expense of our children.

Our children go to schools that have 228 fewer full time teachers than they should have, with 32.6 fewer librarians. They are crowded into school space that should have at least 17 more portables, and budget cuts have been the reason for students, such as those from Stafford, to be moved to other schools.

Over the past 12 years, children in our community have been shortchanged.

B. McCloy, Langley

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