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Vancouver School Board budget saga draws to a close

The Vancouver School Board is set to pass a final budget for the 2015-16 school year at a meeting Monday night.

In order to balance the $497-million budget, tough decisions were required, said Board Chair Fraser Ballantyne. 300 more words


Vancouver School Board closes annex school

WATCH ABOVE: Janet Fraser, interim chair of the Vancouver School Board, joins the Morning News via phone to talk about the closure.

VANCOUVER – After resisting the move for years, the Vancouver School Board says one of its schools will be closing this fall. 124 more words


Vancouver school board chair resigns for ‘deeply personal reasons’

The Non-Partisan Association chair of the Vancouver School Board stepped down from his post on Monday night for “deeply personal reasons” after seven months on the job. 111 more words


Chairman of Vancouver's school board resigns

VANCOUVER – The chairman of Vancouver’s school board has resigned about a week after an independent report found trustees could save millions of dollars by closing schools. 143 more words


B.C.-ordered audit recommends closing 19 Vancouver schools

A special advisor’s report commissioned by the provincial government recommends closing up to 19 schools in Vancouver.

The audit, conducted by Ernst and Young and released publicly Tuesday, says the school district stands to gain up to $750 million in “one-time benefits” and $37 million in annual savings though an “aggressive asset rationalization approach” that includes shutting down, deferring maintenance or not seismically upgrading schools deemed “excess surplus.” 347 more words


Up to 19 schools in Vancouver could close following audit recommendations

WATCH: An audit of the Vancouver School Board has found millions of dollars in savings through school cuts

VANCOUVER – An independent review of the Vancouver Board of Education’s (VBE) finances has found that there is no reason for them to be in debt. 334 more words


Liberals should swallow Vancouver school construction budget shortfall: NDP

The province’s education critic believes B.C. should have covered the funding shortfall required to build a new elementary school in Vancouver’s International Village.

NDP MLA Rob Fleming accused the Liberals of double standards on Monday, after the Vancouver School Board was forced to negotiate a… 213 more words