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Successful lobbying on Vancouver’s westside
Vancouver school trustees are crediting parents – who lobbied long and hard on behalf of their schools – with creating the conditions that will allow them to:

– Lift the threat of closure from Queen Elizabeth annex.

– Open a new elementary school for the many children now being bussed from UBC endowment lands to westside schools.

– Move the crowded University Hill secondary to a larger space on the UBC campus.

– Complete seismic upgrades for existing schools in the UBC-Dunbar area.

– Expand French immersion

Parents’ lobbying saves school from closure

New plan for west-side schools to leave Queen Elizabeth annex open
Janet Steffenhagen, Vancouver Sun
Published: Saturday, June 14, 2008

VANCOUVER – Vancouver school trustees are crediting months of intense lobbying by parents for a new plan for west-side schools that will save Queen Elizabeth annex from closure.

Details of the plan have not yet been released to the public.