Yesterday (November 12, 2015) the Minister of Education released how his department awarded more than $35 million worth of improvement projects to schools throughout the province, as part of the Province's Routine Capital Program.
None of the funds went to Vancouver schools though VSB had requested $5 million.
Vancouver Sun article: November 12, 2015 includes the quote
"Bernier’s ministry said in a statement that it decided to exclude Vancouver after launching the funding program in August. Its original announcement made no reference to that decision.
“In the process of weighing these special capital funding applications, the government focused on school projects with the greatest return on investment and on districts outside Vancouver, which normally receive much less capital funding than Vancouver,” the ministry said."
Georgia Straight article: November 12, 2015
PAN presentation to the Vancouver Board of Education
re: the proposed response to the Ernst and Young Special Advisor Report.
“If complied with, a target of 95% (capacity rationalization target), WOULD require massive restructuring and upheaval across the district, the closer of instructional spaces not currently used for enrolling purposes, widespread school closures and the consequent amalgamation and redistribution of student populations into a smaller number of new “right-sized Facilities.”
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