Dear editor, I am writing to you in hopes of raising awareness and of getting the public more involved in what is currently being proposed by the Halton District School Board (HDSB). The new draft capital plan being put forth by the Board could potentially have a tremendous impact on the residents of Georgetown. Many Georgetown schools, especially Silver Creek, are painfully overcrowded. As a result, children living in the Four Corners are currently being bused to other schools throughout Georgetown rather than attending a school in their own neighbourhood, as will the children whose homes are yet to enter the building stage in the subdivision off Miller Drive at Main Street. The Board is proposing that this particular subdivision be permanently diverted to Stewarttown and Pineview, even though they are within throwing distance of Silver Creek. The issue of overcrowding at schools needs to be addressed, and this cannot be done without looking at changing the school bound-
aries. There are so many issues that concern Georgetown residents, and while trustee Ethel Gardiner has done a tremendous job advocating for Georgetown on our behalf, it is now our turn. Ethel is only one voice on a Board of 11 trustees, where we can be hundreds of voices. It's time that we are heard. Please join a group of parents as they present a delegation to the HDSB on Wednesday, February 15 at 8 p.m. at the J.W. Singleton Education Centre in Burlington. Among the issues that will be addressed are the need for a new school, the renovation of GDHS, and the need to overhaul the current boundaries to alleviate overcrowding once a new school is built. In the meantime, visit www.georgetownneedsschools.com where you will find up-to-date information, form letters and contact names and addresses, as well as directions to the HDSB meeting.