Education Minister Mike Bernier announced on Thursday that the Vancouver School Board forensic audit will be extended by 14 days due to bullying allegations.
He says special advisor Peter Milburn, who is the lead on the audit, is currently in the process of making recommendations.
Although many have been wondering if Bernier was going to pull the pin and fire the board, he says he will not make any decisions until he assess the situation.
He explains the dynamic has changed.
Board in turmoil
It has been a conflict fraught year for the Vancouver School Board.
The spring and early summer were coloured by a game of budgetary chicken with the provincial government, the board refusing to deliver a balanced budget that would have delivered more than $20-million in cuts, and the province refusing to budge on new funding.
The board is also facing pressure to close up to 11 schools, over concerns about declining enrollment and ongoing shortfalls in its operating budget.
In addition, six senior managers have suddenly taken sick leave since September.
Bernier says the Deputy Minister has written a letter to WorkSafeBC following allegations of bullying by VSB trustees.
Earlier this month, the board voted to suspend the school-closing process.