Courier Article On Meeting That Would Have Been

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.

UBC/VSB/BC Discussions Ongoing -announcement of plans deferred again.

This message just in -Development plans deferred another week.

vsb.gifTonight’s VSB Meeting Postponed

Please be advised that the Committee II/III meeting scheduled for this evening (June 4) to deal with the Educational Facilities Review – UBC to Dunbar proposals has been postponed to:

Wednesday, June 11, 2008
7:00 pm, Board Room, Vancouver School Board
1580 West Broadway

The postponement is due to the fact that discussions with principal parties are still under way relating to matters of finance and other developments pertinent to the proposals in question. Further time is required to bring these discussions to a conclusion.

The Committee of the Whole (Delegation) meetings scheduled for June 10 and June 11 have been cancelled.

We regret any inconvenience this postponement and these cancellations may cause, but it is felt to be in the best interests of all with a stake in the proposals to provide this additional time.