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Vancouver School Board
A “to-do” list for BC's new education minister
Patti Bacchus has some advice for whomever gets the job.
Jul 5th, 2017
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.
Nov 23rd, 2016
The Vancouver School Board name game: Crosstown vs Cumyow
It’s not often Vancouver gets a brand new public school and a chance to name it. The VSB’s newest school, under construction at Expo Boulevard and Abbott Street, is ready to be named.
Nov 23rd, 2016
After the landmark Supreme Court of Canada BCTF decision, Christy Clark needs to move quickly to put back what she took away
Patti Bacchus takes a look at what restoring old teachers' contract language will look like for schools
Nov 16th, 2016
Canada's Supreme Court hands the BCTF a huge win. So why am I still angry?
The Supreme Court of Canada decision on the BCTF case is a huge win for public education. But I'm still angry.
Nov 10th, 2016
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.
Nov 8th, 2016
Statement from Mayor Gregor Robertson on the Vancouver School Board
The Vancouver School Board was elected by residents of Vancouver to act in the best interest of children and youth in Vancouver’s public schools. Over the past seven years I have seen them serve with...
Jun 30th, 2016
Clark government returns $25 million to B.C. schools following public outrage
Unfortunately, it only covers a fraction of the $80-million shortfall faced by 28 school boards across the province.
May 31st, 2016
Is Christy Clark punishing Vancouver public schools?
Vancouverites are paying more than enough in school taxes to keep their public schools open, so why is its school board declaring a budget shortfall?
May 6th, 2016
Rookie school board chair resigns amid speculation of backroom maneuvers
Although Christopher Richardson has given little explanation for his surprise resignation as chair on Monday, a quick review of the past several days offers clues as to why he stepped aside.
Jun 17th, 2015