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Rally in support of dismissed Vancouver School Board to take place tonight

A rally in support of Vancouver School Board (VSB) trustees fired by the province’s education minister earlier this week is being planned for Thursday night. 453 more words


HARRISON - Shed no tears for school trustees who got what they deserved

THE WAILING has begun in the aftermath of the B.C. government’s decision to fire the Vancouver School Board.

The rhetoric about the unfairness of it all, and how it’s an attack on democracy, we wonder what took so long. 266 more words


Vancouver parents criticize school board dismissal, petition minister

Vancouver parents concerned about the province’s decision to fire the Vancouver School Board marched to Canada Place Tuesday to deliver boxes of petitions with more than 18,000 signatures to… 408 more words


No schools to close in Vancouver following school board dismissal, says Minister

VANCOUVER – British Columbia’s education minister says no schools in Vancouver are expected to be closed following the dismissal of the district’s entire school board… 154 more words


Mike Smyth: Vancouver's rebel school trustees get their wish — martyrdom for the cause

Vancouver’s rebel school trustees — led by Vision Vancouver firebrands Patti Bacchus and Mike Lombardi — have had a chip on their collective shoulders for years, double-daring the Liberal government to go ahead and knock it off. 410 more words


Former Vancouver School Board chair Mike Lombardi calls firing 'outrageous'

The beleaguered Vancouver School Board (VSB) was fired by the province’s education minister Monday morning.

B.C. Education Minister Mike Bernier said the board was dismissed for failing to adopt a balanced budget by June 30. 924 more words


Vancouver School Board faces scrutiny amid workplace harassment allegations

VANCOUVER – Accusations of harassment in the workplace. Refusals to pass a balanced budget. The firing of entire boards.

School boards across the country have attracted attention over internal discord and for being at loggerheads with provincial governments. 694 more words