VSB

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.

Axed by Christy Clark: Patti Bacchus's account of the final hours of Vancouver's school board

In case you were wondering, here's how it all went down.

Helping hungry students a key to improving schools in Canada

School may be out for the summer, but for some food security advocates, the connections between education, poverty and nutrition are in session. As a member of the Vancouver Food Policy Council (VFPC...
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.
Debate

University Hill hosts Lower Mainland West Regional debate

University Hill Secondary Grade 12 student Sarah Tang says debate is one of the most important things she learned while attending secondary school. "I believe you must do something that your future...