VSB

 Bayview elementary

School closures off the table along with Christy Clark’s flip flops

The VSB’s $1.5 billion capital plan request to government all but takes school closures off the table, despite the district being governed by a B.C. Liberal government-appointed trustee
Scott Robinson with kids

Help wanted for a super (tough) VSB job

With last week’s announcement that the Vancouver School Board’s superintendent is leaving, the preliminary work to find his replacement is already underway.
LYSH

How to save a special little yellow school house — the Kitsilano edition

Heritage advocates have one last chance to save a much-loved little yellow schoolhouse in Kitsilano. It's been done before but it wasn't easy.
VSB announcement Wordle

Don’t be fooled by the announcements — the “additional” teachers being hired should have been there all along

After 15 years of cuts, teacher positions are starting to be restored in response to the BCTF's win in the Supreme Court of Canada.
Crowd at Sept 26, 2016 VSB meeting

Political smear or necessary investigation?

Six senior VSB managers went on “indefinite leave." Two letters leaked to news media alleged a toxic work environment. Patti Bacchus is one of the VSB trustees who was fired. This is her analysis.
Tiffany Dowd

Great-granddaughter hopes VSB names new school after Won Alexander Cumyow

Tiffany Dowd hopes the VSB names its new school after her great grandfather, Won Alexander Cumyow. Here's why.
Osoyoos Secondary School

By-election dust ups are collateral damage in Christy Clark’s war on public education

Trustees voted to close Osoyoos' high school after only to overturn their decision when Premier Christy Clark intervened at the 11th hour. Then a trustee resigned, triggering a by-election.

Democracy still prevails at Vancouver City Hall despite having left the Vancouver School Board offices

Vancouver City Council wants elected representatives to serve as VSB liaisons to city hall — not government appointees.
Education Minister Mike Bernier ordering a "forensic" audit of the VSB

B.C. government’s “forensic audit” of the VSB turned up nothing “forensic” and it wasn’t an “audit”. So what was it?

When the VSB refused to approve a 2016/17 operating budget with deep cuts to services for kids, B.C. Education Minister Mike Bernier ordered a "forensic audit" of the VSB.
VSB news conference - November 8, 2016

My first VSB news conference after being fired as a VSB trustee - but there wasn't any news

I went to my first VSB news conference since the elected board was fired. I was hoping for some news. There wasn't any.
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