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Vancouver School Board trustees slammed with serious bullying and harassment allegations

WorkSafeBC is investigating allegations that Vancouver School Board (VSB) trustees are bullying senior management staff, to the point where some are taking medical leave.

Global News learned of the allegations through a memo sent to Education Minister Mike Bernier from the BC School Superintendents Association (BCSSA). 393 more words


Vancouver School Board votes to keep 11 schools on closure list

The Vancouver School Board is pressing forward with the possible closure of 11 schools in the city.

On Monday night, school trustees voted to go ahead with public consultations in the affected communities. 509 more words


Richmond parents rally to try and save 3 schools from chopping block

A crowd of close to 200 kids and parents rallied outside Richmond-Steveston MLA John Yap’s office Saturday demanding more funding for public education.

“It’s one of the most important things to invest in as a community and as a taxpayer,” said parent Tom Haggie. 367 more words


Britannia Secondary School in Vancouver will not close

Parents and students are celebrating a surprise decision by the Vancouver School Board this morning.

On Thursday night, trustees decided to remove Britannia Secondary School from the list of potential permanent closures. 36 more words


School bus to deliver petitions to VSB to keep schools open

The fight to save schools from possible closure in east Vancouver is ramping up this morning.

A school bus will be rolling across the neighbourhood starting just after 8 a.m., carrying parents and local community members. 223 more words


Back-to-school smarts: Tips, tricks and tools for savvy students

Summer is wrapping up and it’s time to think about heading back to school. Education reporter Tracy Sherlock asked around for tips and tricks to make the return smooth and successful.  1,669 more words

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Carleton Elementary students will be relocated for upcoming school year; parents protest

More than 270 students from Carleton Elementary found out Friday morning that they will have to relocate for the entire year following a fire that broke out in the attic of the East Vancouver school… 253 more words