The Vancouver School Board is set to post about 30 teaching positions as part of the interim deal between the B.C. Teachers’ Federation and the government to restore class size and composition.
But the board is looking at retirees.
President of Vancouver Secondary Teachers’ Association Rory Brown says the district shouldn’t have problems filling positions, but there are certain areas where the district will have to pull from the retirement pool.
“Perennially, Vancouver has troubles filling positions for teacher counsellors in high schools, there’s a number of retired folks who work in that and tech studies teachers is another example I can think of, and senior science teachers, there’s a few retired people working.”
Brown says some teachers are immediately starting new contracts.
“Part-time teachers who wanted to increase their time, those teachers are actually starting today to service students. Folks who are new people into the system, new blocks that aren’t being taken by existing part-time teachers, my understanding is that those postings will come out on Monday.”
New positions are expected to be posted on Monday.
The Board’s portion of the $50 million dollar deal is just over $4.4million.