The final endorsements of the secondary teachers is out -they went with a set of eight trustees: all five COPE candidates plus three of four Vision (Bacchus, Clement, Lombardi). Controversial school trustee Sharon Gregson was not endorsed: “guns and schools don’t mix,” said one observer at the general meeting. That’s a sentiment that I endorse.
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Sharon Gregson is also on the Vision Vancouver/COPE slate but not on the union’s list. Guthrie Warman explained: “The issue of Sharon Gregon is that teachers are very leary of someone who has a stated philosophy that everyone should be able to carry a concealed weapon. That is our only issue with her but when that story broke a couple of years ago, we had a great many calls in this office from teachers about our support of her in the last election.”