Parents fed up with overcrowded schools in Surrey are taking unusual steps to voice their concerns.
Cindy Dalglish says in her South Newton neighborhood there are five elementary schools in a ten block radius and they’re all over capacity.
She adds that while Surrey council continues to approve developments, new schools aren’t in the plan, only additional portables at existing schools.
In response, Dalglish is selling lawn signs for $13.50 each that ask “where will your kids go?”.
“They’re two by two and they’re red with write lettering and they’re big and bold.”
Late last month, growing capacity problems prompted Surrey’s School Board to ask for a moratorium on development in three fast growing neighbourhoods until the province came up with more cash for services.
Trustees voted unanimously to ask for the freeze in the Clayton, Grandview/South Surrey and Newton areas until the school board receives more funding.
The province responded by saying there are several major projects already undwerway in the area, and that “Surrey and other districts experiencing growth will be a priority for future capital investments.”