I just talked to an irate parent who is sitting at the Vancouver board of education office and says he isn’t leaving until he gets to see superintendent Chris Kelly.
Jonathan Ehrlich said he has taken the day off work to deliver a message to Kelly and the Vancouver board of education. “Parents in this community are sick and tired of being treated like children,” he stated.
His anger is a result of a string of problems at Queen Elizabeth annex on the city’s westside. Last year, the annex was slated for closure so the board could raise money to pay for more space for University Hill secondary, a school that is overflowing. The annex was rescued at the last moment when the board said it had found another way to raise the necessary money.