Several Vancouver schools back on the chopping block, school board report shows

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School closures are back on the table in Vancouver.

The Vancouver School Board quietly released a draft long range facilities plan on Friday afternoon, naming more than two dozen elementary and high-schools that are in danger of getting shut down.

Some schools listed in the report have been identified as being low in enrollment and at high risk in an earthquake.

The following schools are on the list:

Admiral Seymour ElementaryChamplain Heights AnnexChamplain Heights ElementaryCollingwood AnnexDr. A. R. Lord ElementaryDr. H. N. MacCorkindale ElementaryGeorge T. Cunningham ElementaryGraham D. Bruce ElementaryGrandview ElementaryHastings ElementaryJohn Henderson ElementaryNootka ElementaryQueen Alexandra ElementaryQueen Elizabeth ElementaryRenfrew ElementarySir Alexander MacKenzie ElementarySir Guy Carleton ElementarySir John Franklin ElementarySir Wilfred Grenfell ElementaryTecumseh AnnexThunderbird ElementaryWindermere Secondary

The school board said these are not formal recommendations, just possibilities.

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The last time schools were put on the chopping block was in 2016, all in an effort to save money and get students into seismically safe schools.

Twelve schools were originally up for debate that year, resulting in several protests and contentious public meetings.

Trustees only voted on 11 schools after Britannia Secondary was the only school removed from the list of possible closures. In the end all the schools were saved.

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That same year, the province eventually fired the district’s entire school board after several staff members went on medical leave after heated debates at a public meeting.

The school board said Friday there will be a round of public consultations before the board makes a final decision.

The draft plan will be presented for board approval in April 2019.

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