The Vancouver School Board is facing drastic budget cuts over the next fiscal year, a vexing prospect for one teachers’ group.
That group, The Vancouver Secondary Teachers’ Association, says the cuts stand to negatively affect B.C.’s economy.
President Rory Brown says getting rid of Career Information Advisors means students have no one to help transition them to university courses.
“This gets people participating in the economy. It puts people, puts young adults when they’ve graduated into a post-secondary program that they will find rewarding and then they’ll be able to participate in the economy.”
He adds the main problem lies at the feet of the provincial government, noting the Vancouver School Board is operating on a shoe-string budget.
The board was facing a $2-million shortfall before the cuts.
That number is the lowest the board’s deficit has fallen since this time last year when it faced an over $22-million shortfall.