Britannia Secondary is effectively off the chopping block, says VSB trustee Patti Bacchus.
Bacchus says a committee meeting considered the 12 schools on the list heading to a Vancouver School Board meeting on September 26, and a number of concerns were raised.
“I spoke about the concern about the significant number of aboriginal students who attend Britannia, and the work that has been done in that community to improve opportunities for those students.”
She thinks the trustees are struggling with all of the schools on the list, but Britannia stood out given the commitments they’ve made with the Aboriginal Enhancement agreement, and the historical injustice of aboriginal people being pushed off their lands.
Bacchus says Thursday night was a committee meeting and the decision will have to be made official at the September 26 board meeting.
However, she says all of the trustees were at Thursday’s meeting, which agreed to take Britannia off the list of schools recommended for closure.
Bacchus says she’d be very surprised if anything changed at the board meeting.