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Janet Fraser elected as Vancouver School Board chair

The Vancouver School Board (VSB) chose Janet Fraser as its new chairperson during the board’s first official meeting Monday night.

The Green candidate was first elected as a VSB trustee in 2014 and was… 208 more words

Education

Sir William Macdonald elementary renamed after 2-year consultation

After 33 submissions and years of consultations, an East Vancouver School has a new name.

Sir William Macdonald Elementary School on East Hastings Street and Victoria Drive will be renamed to Xpey’ elementary – the Musqueam word for cedar cove or cedar. 119 more words

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Candidates for VSB chair could include Greens' Janet Fraser and NPA's Lisa Dominato

Names are already beginning to surface for the position of chair of the Vancouver School Board (VSB) less than a week after voters elected a new slate of trustees. 289 more words

Politics

New Vancouver School Board needs to hire replacement superintendent

Vancouver’s newly elected school board is still a couple weeks away from starting the job, but priorities have already been outlined.

Secretary Treasurer David Green says after the nine trustees are officially sworn in on October 30, the board will need to hire a new superintendent to replace Scott Robinson, who left earlier this year amid rocky times within the district. 182 more words

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NPA reduced to two seats on school board

Despite a campaign based on anti-bullying, the Non-Partisan Association only won two out of nine seats in the Vancouver School Board byelection on Saturday.

The two NPA trustees who got elected were Fraser Ballantyne, who was one of the previously dismissed members of the school board and Lisa Dominato, who is new. 329 more words

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Parent advocacy group says newly-elected VSB should focus on students, not politics

A new Vancouver School Board (VSB) was elected on Saturday, but one parent group said the new trustees need to put their heads down “and get to work.” 320 more words

Education

Vancouver byelection: NPA Hector Bremner wins council seat, new school board elected

Unofficial results show Hector Bremner is Vancouver’s newest councillor, filling the spot left vacant by former Vision Vancouver Councilor Geoff Meggs.

Bremner served as an executive assistant for former ministers Teresa Wat and Rich Coleman. 797 more words

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