There is concern that the one budget motion the entire Vancouver School Board agreed on last year might be on the chopping block.
Former VSB trustee Janet Fraser says the Anti-Homophobia role is not mentioned in current budget documents.
“It’s an important role in our schools, because there are children who don’t feel they are welcomed and safe in school, and this position helps the schools make sure that those students can come to school, be safe there, and can continue their learning.”
“Part of it is navigating the system in the VSB, helping the staff and the school to know how to implement the policy that we have in place, and to make sure that there’s a good connection in place between the student and the school.”
She says while she couldn’t find continuous funding, she put forward the motion to fund it for one year.
Fraser says it passed unanimously, saving the role.
— Janet Fraser (@janetrfraser) April 9, 2017
“They have to cut about two million dollars… you know that’s a difficult position to be in, and it’s very difficult to set priorities when you’re cutting positions.”
CKNW has reached out to the VSB for comment.