Vancouver School Board

John Horgan

A “to-do” list for BC's new education minister

Patti Bacchus has some advice for whomever gets the job.

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.
Vancouver School Board - International Village School

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.
Vancouver School Board

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

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.
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.

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...
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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.
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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?
Vancouver School Board chair Christopher Richardson resigns

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.