The First Time Victoria Fired the Vancouver School Board | The Tyee

Recalling the day in May 1985 that ended board autonomy in BC.

Source: The First Time Victoria Fired the Vancouver School Board | The Tyee

couriers knocked on the doors of all nine Vancouver School Board trustees. They were carrying letters of dismissal signed by then-education minister Jack Heinrich.

Despite warning signs, the letters came as a shock. It was the first time an elected school board had actually been sacked. The Vancouver board, along with many others, had submitted “needs-based” budgets, rather than budgets that would comply with government spending limits — and result in program cuts, fired teachers, and closed schools.

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