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Coquitlam teachers facing layoffs because of $12.5M shortfall

June 4, 2013
Coquitlam teachers facing layoffs because of $12.5M shortfall

About 400 Coquitlam school teachers are expected to get layoff notices sometime this month because of a $ 12.5 million budget shortfall, but it is not yet clear how many will actually be laid off. CBC | British Columbia News

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Unions blame budget gaps for school support staff layoffs

June 3, 2013
Unions blame budget gaps for school support staff layoffs

Union leaders are blaming large budget deficits for layoffs affecting support staff at schools in New Westminster and Coquitlam. CUPE staff say more than 50 members are losing their jobs in Coquitlam, which faces a budget shortfall of nearly $ 13 million. The $ 5.5-million deficit in New Westminster has forced the loss of more [...]

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School trustees to pressure government for funding

April 30, 2013
School trustees to pressure government for funding

The B.C. School Trustees’ Association says it will call on the provincial government for more money after the election, as school boards across the province struggle with a budget shortfall of $ 130 million. CBC | British Columbia News

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Education minister confident budget shortfall will be dealt with in Vancouver

April 9, 2013
Education minister confident budget shortfall will be dealt with in Vancouver

BC’s Education Minister is confident the Vancouver School Board can solve a $ 10-million budget shortfall. Don McRae says they have dealt with budget shortfalls before in Vancouver and managed to overcome the problem.   “Well I am a history teacher by trade and if you look at history traditionally when we are in this [...]

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Vancouver’s two-week spring break could revert to one week in 2014

April 4, 2013

Vancouver students will see their two-week spring break revert to one week next year if elementary teachers stick with their demand for greater compensation for on-call teachers, a Vancouver School Board spokesman said Wednesday. “If we don’t get agreement, (the VSB) will return to a one-week spring break next year,” said Kurt Heinrich. “The (district) [...]

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