This article was printed June 4th. The cancellation of the meeting by the VSB obviously occurred to late to change the copy as the Courier was on the newsstands before the notice of the meeting cancellation was sent out.
Dunbar area schools under district microscope
Naoibh O’Connor, Vancouver Courier
Published: Wednesday, June 04, 2008
A final report flowing from Vancouver School Board’s educational facilities review of the Dunbar area will be released at a committee meeting today, June 4.
The first phase of a citywide study examining the learning environments of clusters of schools, their financial stability and need for seismic mitigation, centres on Dunbar schools. It includes a controversial proposal to shut down Queen Elizabeth annex–a kindergarten to Grade 3 school–and sell the property to raise money to renovate the National Research Council building at UBC as a high school. University Hill secondary would then be turned into an elementary school. New schools are desperately needed around the university to handle a population explosion of school-age children sparked by residential development.