Vancouver School Board considering giving students another week off in November

Global News

Students in Vancouver could have an entire week off in November this fall, if the school board adopts the proposal.

The Vancouver School Board is considering closing schools for three additional days in the same week as Remembrance Day. They would also add the one closure day in November that currently exists to bring the closure to one week.

The board says the move would help tackle a budget deficit of more than 13 million dollars.

“These are very bleak times,” said Patti Bacchus, Vancouver School Board chair. “We keep asking government. Their own budget consultation report from their Select Standing Committee on this budget recommended increasing education funding. They know we need it but they’ve chosen not to make education a priority and public school kids are going to be the ones paying for this.”

Speaking on Unfiltered with Jill Krop, Bacchus said this could be a slippery slope to…

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