TO THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF ONTARIO
Whereas the Parents Reaching Out (PRO) grants support thousands of school council events across Ontario that engage parents who face barriers to involvement in their child's education,
Whereas the grants fulfil local priorities identified by parents and the events are facilitated by parent volunteers,
Whereas applicants to the 2018-19 grant program were left in the dark about the status of their applications until it was reealed that the funding had been cut,
Whereas meaningful parent engagement is a vital part of building healthy school communities and fostering student success,
We, the undersigned, petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to:
Direct the Minister of Education to reverse this cut and Immediately restore funding to the Parents Reaching Out grants.