QE Annex back in the news as english stream parents leave school slated for transition to French Immersion

The Report Card

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.

The Courier on Vision’s Group of Four School Board Candidates

Vision sends four to head of the class

Vision Vancouver gave the nod to four candidates last weekend to run in the Nov. 15 municipal election for a seat on the school board.

As agreed with COPE, the party will run four of its members for the nine-seat board. COPE is running five candidates.

Incumbent Sharon Gregson led with 2,969 votes, as selected by party membership Sept. 20. Mike Lombardi came in second with 2,177 votes, and Patti Bacchus third with 2,053. Ken Clement beat out 23-year-old Stepan Vdovine by a nose–less than 10 votes–to become the fourth candidate.