The official trustee representing the Vancouver School Board says she anticipates “a lot more” teachers will be hired.
Her comments come in the wake of the B.C. Teachers’ Federation’s victory in the Supreme Court of Canada on the right to negotiate class size, composition, and specialist teacher ratios.
In October, the proposal to close up to eleven under capacity Vancouver schools by next year was put on hold.
It now looks like that was a good move, in the wake of a high court ruling, which will result in more teachers being hired, therefore the need for more classroom space.
Official Trustee Dianne Turner.
“More teachers would be, understandably, a part of the negotiated settlement, we just won’t know just yet how many teachers, and what category or qualifications teachers will need to have in order to do those jobs.”
She says staff will conduct an internal review to determine the potential implications of the ruling.