Late Friday afternoon, a month after Ministry of Education staff put the U Hill rebuilding plan on hold, Liberal MLA Colin Hansen announced a major infrastructure program for Vancouver School Board that includes rebuilding U Hill Secondary and constructing a new elementary school. We are all appreciative of this announcement. It’s been a long time […]
According to Vancouver Sun reporter, Janet Steffenhagen, the Premier will be making a funding announcement today. Questions remain as to whether the promised funding announcement will include the much needed University Hill area school rebuilding plan.
Future in doubt for two new schools There’s no word on whether two new public schools slated for the University of British Columbia area will be part of infrastructure spending recently announced by the provincial government. On March 17 Premier Gordon Campbell announced the B.C. government would spend an additional $424 million on new schools […]
Premier Campbell announced a 800 million plus infrastructure program March 17th. $430 million is allocated for 130 renovations and school construction projects. The U Hill area school projects requires at least $83 million dollars. To bring the full project to completion very likely additional monies will be required.
Education and the 2009 budget – Report Card It’s always a challenge in the lockup to figure out what money is “new” and what has been announced previously. Take the capital spending, for example. The budget promises $1.3 billion over three years to replace, renovate or expand K-12 facilities (including seismic upgrades). But as we […]
UBC/UEL capital project bylaw delayed – News and Media Releases UBC/UEL capital project bylaw delayed Vancouver, B.C. – (February 16, 2009) – Vancouver’s Board of Education has delayed passage of the capital project bylaw for new secondary and elementary school facilities within the University Hill Secondary School catchment area pending approval from the Ministry of […]
U Hill Secondary Parents Advisory Council Late breaking news – VSB will defer passing capital funding by-law for rebuilding university hill schools by direction of high level Ministry of Education staff. We need to let our MLA and premier know that we need our schools and we need them now! We have set up an […]
The provincial government has given approval in principle to rebuild the university hill network of schools. They have allocated up to 84 million dollars for the job. VSB passed a motion in the finances standing committee that is going to the full board Feb. 16. Read all about it here.
The University Hill area school issue has been developing these past few days. As per the VSB announcement in the last week of classes in December they are planning to present a business plan to the ministry of education by the end of January 30th with the hopes of receiving approval to begin a set […]
U Hill Secondary Parents Advisory Council Important PAC meeting- Thursday, January 8, 2009. 7:30 pm U Hill Secondary School. Vancouver School Board has announced a new plan to rebuild and expand school facilities and programs in the University Hill area. Full details of the proposed plans are posted on the U Hill Secondary web page. […]