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Why does the B.C. government have such a hate-on for our school boards?

Have you ever struggled to make ends meet?

It’s a terrible feeling when the numbers won’t add up, and you have to make a hard decision about what vital thing to cut from your budget. 426 more words

Vancouver School Board

Newly appointed auditor to oversee Vancouver School Board

The B.C. government has made a new third-party appointment to oversee the work of the Vancouver School Board.

Education Minister Peter Fassbender says an independent special advisor will be appointed to review, evaluate and make recommendations aimed at helping the Vancouver School Board to balance its budget, reduce overhead and find administrative efficiencies. 331 more words


Vancouver students prepare for climb of their lives

Fifteen Vancouver students are about to embark on a journey of a lifetime.

The group of inner-city kids from Britannia Secondary School’s Streetfront alternative program have been training in preparation for their trek up Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak, this month. 207 more words


VSB facing $14.77-million shortfall

The Vancouver School Board’s shortfall for the upcoming budget year is now  sitting at $14.77 million.
The amount was arrived at after a long and, at times, heated discussion, trustee Patti Bacchus said. 232 more words

B.C. Education Report

Norma Rose Point School

Recently we toured Rowan’s future school, Norma Rose Point. My preconceived notions were not even close to the reality of this school. This is the biggest elementary school I have ever step foot in, perfectly clean, brand new, and nestled near the University of British Columbia’s endowment lands. 277 more words


Ken Denike and Sophia Woo

Don’t you just love it when people do or say things that negatively impact on other people’s lives, then, when they’re called out on it and even disciplined for it, they act like… 484 more words

Rogues' Gallery

 Vancouver School Board plans to sell and lease back equipment to reduce costs

The Vancouver School Board is considering a plan to sell some of their assets–from electronics to furniture–and lease them back in an effort to ease a projected $27 million shortfall this year. 195 more words