I want to take a moment to thank the board and everyone involved in this process. I realize how difficult these choices are and we all want the best for our children. I’m also a chartered accountant, so I definitely understand the pressure of budgets and timetables and deadlines. But we have to remember that it’s not all about the numbers.
Our family moved to this area over 10 years ago for quality of life. We wanted to spend time with our kids, not spend it paying off a million-dollar mortgage in Toronto.
We have two daughters, one finishing grade 6 and the other set to graduate grade 8. We’ve just been through the process of deciding which high school she should attend. Also, we are out of area as we are on the west side of highway 6, instead of the east side.
For the most part, I’ve been happy with their elementary school. I understand how parents are reluctant to send their young kids to high school too early. A few years ago, I probably would’ve had the same response. Now I have a different viewpoint.