Vote for teacher appreciation not unanimous for Deep Cove parents

Deep Cove elementary parent advisory council releases funds for breakfast event after vote

Though some Deep Cove parents voiced concern over funding a teacher thank you with volunteer teacher services withdrawn, they’ll offer the annual breakfast again.

The day after school ends, staff at Deep Cove elementary will get a bellyful of food after the Parent Advisory Council took a second vote to fund the dish rental for the annual staff appreciation event due to job action in schools this year.

“The vote was really about funding the breakfast,” said Lisa Makar, president of Deep Cove PAC. “It’s an annual event and it had already been approved in our budget, but circumstances have changed with the removal of extracurricular activities.”

The majority of PAC members wanted to continue the tradition of thanking teachers for providing a caring workplace, as well as showing appreciation to administration and support staff.

So on May 23, ironically parent appreciation day, where parents were offered muffins by teachers as they dropped kids off at school – Deep Cove parents voted again.

“Typically we might not revote on something already approved. … We wanted to make sure that everyone’s voices were heard,” Makar said.

After some discussion, 44 voted in favour of funding the breakfast while 15 were opposed.

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