The issues at one Regina school have become too much for one woman.
Marlene Jackson is the Chair of the Argyle School Community Council.
Her Facebook post about many of the issues at the school, including videos of classrooms flooding and photos of mould developing in the walls, went viral.
How can Regina Public School Board say they are maintaining Argyle Elementary to an acceptable level. This is not acceptable!!!!Please share!!!
She said there’s a laundry list of things at the school affecting it’s well being and that of the students.
“We’ve heard stories of kids having heat stroke sitting at their desk,” she said. “We had an event at the school Wednesday night, a parent told me her child, who has asthma, has not used his puffer more anywhere else in his life.”
For many years now, the school has been slated by the province for a rebuild.
At this point, Jackson said she looking for someone to take affirmative action at the school, once and for all.
“If feels to me like everyone’s passing the buck, like I don’t know where it stops. I suppose it’s our premier’s office,” she said. “Who makes the decision to fix our roof, for example? Well, I’m not a political person, really. I’m in the role I am because I care deeply about our school community.”
Both the provincial government and the NDP have addressed the matter.
Education critic Carla Beck parents are concerned and while they continue to wait for a rebuild, the conditions continue to deterioriate. For his part, Education Minister Gord Wyant said it’s extremely important students have a safe and proper learning environment at all times.