Rumours of School Closures Swirl in East Vancouver: Worried Residents to Meet with VSB Officials on April 4th at 7pm

After last week’s news about shortfalls and budget cuts at Vancouver School Board, East Vancouver parents and residents are left wondering if their schools will be mothballed.
On Monday, April 4th the Grandview Woodland Area Council (GWAC) is hosting a public meeting with:

  • VSB Chair Mike Lombardi and Vice Chair Janet Fraser
  • Farah Shroff, Vice Chair District Parent Advisory Council & 1st Vice Chair BCCPAC
  • Timme Zhao, VSB Student representative.

GWAC president Dorothy Barkley said that her neighbours are worried: “We want to know what’s happened in Vancouver to create this situation where schools could be closed. We want to know how this will impact Grandview Woodland and East Van, when decisions will be made and how we can minimize the impact on our community. We meet Monday to discuss how our neighbourhood/parents can influence these decisions?”

GWAC director Jim Fraser notes that: “Grandview Woodland has the largest urban aboriginal population many special needs children as well as children living in poverty and would be most vulnerable to the loss of resources.” ​

Public event – media welcome

What: Grandview Woodland Area Council public meeting to discuss school closures
When: Monday April 4, at 7:00 pm
Where: Learning Resources Centre @ Britannia Community Centre (under the Library)