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Employer health tax to cost VSB 50% more than old MSP premiums

The Vancouver School Board (VSB) says the province’s new employer health tax (EHT) will cost the district far more than it has been paying out in Medical Service Plan (MSP) premiums. 512 more words


Vancouver teacher suspended over use of worksheet containing racial slur

A Vancouver elementary school teacher has been suspended over the use of a derogatory racial term.

The teacher at Trafalgar Elementary School on Vancouver’s west side is being investigated for allegedly distributing a worksheet with the N-word on it. 41 more words


Vancouver School Board, desperate for French teachers, starts recruiting in Montreal

Representatives from the board are hoping to entice McGill education grads to apply for jobs in B.C.

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Vancouver's Crosstown Elementary to keep its name

Its mind is made up, the Vancouver School Board will not be changing the name of Crosstown Elementary.

Trustee Allan Wong put forward a motion on Monday night to see the relatively new school’s name be changed to honour the first Chinese-Canadian born in Canada, Alexander Won Cumyow. 202 more words


VSB trustee seeks more spots for students to train as health care aides

A Vancouver School Board (VSB) trustee has tabled a motion to increase the number of spaces for health care assistants in the district’s dual credit program. 181 more words


Policy debate over renaming Vancouver's Crosstown Elementary begins Monday

The Vancouver School Board will consider changing policies when it comes to naming and renaming schools at Monday night’s meeting.

A motion put forward by chairperson Janet Fraser, says the names of schools don’t adequately represent the city’s historic multicultural heritage. 251 more words


Trustee calls for Vancouver school to be renamed after Chinese-Canadian leader

A Vancouver School Board (VSB) trustee wants to see the city’s newest school renamed in honour of a historic Chinese-Canadian leader.

Allan Wong is taking a motion calling for Crosstown Elementary to be renamed after Won Alexander Cumyow to the board next week. 423 more words