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
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.