This year Langley school district is offering free summer school sessions to elementary students. The classes are not intended to replace a grade level, but to help students achieve better success with subjects they may currently struggle with.
This is a great idea, and I hope many students take advantage of it.
The problem that I have with this current set-up, though, is that it will not be providing Special Education Assistants to those who need them, due to budget constraints.
Also, parents will not be able to provide their own education assistants, as that would be a conflict with the union.
That means students with Down syndrome or autism who most likely need the extra help from the summer session will not receive it.
Being that this is a public school system and we all fund it, we should all be able to use it equally.
I hope the school board will find a way to make this summer program inclusive of everyone, as it currently is leaving people behind.
Katrina Quinn, Langley
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