LGBTQ students attending Vancouver schools can rest assured that they’ll have continued support.
While the Board grapples with a $2-million dollar deficit, it says the anti-homophobia role will continue.
The VSB also confirmed it’ll be discussing possible evolution of the role with stakeholders.
Former trustee Janet Fraser says she’s happy to hear the position won’t be cut.
“Well I’m really pleased to hear that ’cause I think it’s an important role in our district and it will help many vulnerable students who would otherwise maybe not be able to get the education they deserve.”
“Talking about students, who because they couldn’t access a bathroom, weren’t going to school or were not use… going to the bathroom during the day and that was having health consequences for them. There were also individuals who presented and talked about their experiences.”
Fraser raised concern when she didn’t see the role mentioned in the latest VSB budget documents.
She says the job to protect and support LGBTQ students was the one budget motion the board agreed on.