A quarter-acre landscaped market garden is in the works for Vancouver Technical secondary school at 2600 East Broadway.
What if Garibaldi annex on Vancouver's East Side enrolled only kindergarten students but also included a daycare and a preschool.
Last week, I mentioned deputy superintendent Jordan Tinney's impending departure from the Vancouver School Board this summer for a position with the Surrey school district. It's an unexpected move since Tinney only joined the VSB's senior management team, which now numbers five, in 2010. Several senior managers have left in recent years for other jobs or to retire. Almost all of those with top district jobs are relatively new hires.
The Vancouver school district is optimistic it can accommodate most of the roughly 50 students on Elsie Roy elementary school's waiting list for 2012/13 thanks to an addition on the school.
Vandals sparked a fire at Laura Secord elementary over the Victoria Day long weekend. The blaze, which happened Saturday night, was lit outside one of the portables being used to house students while the school at 2500 Lakewood Dr. undergoes seismic upgrading. "There was damage to one half of the front face of the portable," said associate superintendent Jordan Tinney, noting inside damage was limited to smoke and water damage. "It appears they put an accelerant on the side of the portable and it burned the sheet metal on the outside and it burned the deck on which maybe a garbage can sat." Students were moved into another portable Monday that had been used as a staff room. The VSB expects repairs will cost less than $10,000. "Obviously it's a huge deal when there's vandalism, especially to the extent of fire, but the fire department must have reacted very quickly and we're lucky to be able to accommodate the teacher on site so there's minimal disruption to the school," Tinney said.
The Vancouver School Board launched a review last week to analyze education programs across the city.