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BURNABYCUPE BC is encouraging members to participate in an action to highlight school closures and the sell-off of school lands.

On Monday April 7 at 11:30 a.m. Let’s Agree Not to Dispose of Schools (LANDS) is holding a province-wide rally at the Legislature in Victoria to highlight and stop the sell-off of public school lands.

LANDS is working to unite parents, students, citizens, school districts and municipalities to convince the B.C. government to fully fund capital spending and support sustainable public education for future generations. The Ministry of Education requires districts to bring money to the table for capital projects such as new schools, thereby forcing school districts to close schools and sell the land.

LANDS believes that school lands were given in public trust for all generations of children and they are not ours to sell. Part of securing the future is keeping these lands in public hands.

For more information bc.lands@gmail.com.

See you in Victoria on April 7 at 11:30 a.m.!

Contact: Roseanne Moran, CUPE Communications: 604.291.1940