Monday, May 12, 2008

Victory for Garibaldi School

Against all odds, Garibaldi, a small kindergarten to Grade 3 Eastside school slated for closure in September, recently won a signal victory by convincing the Vancouver School Board to keep their school open. The Carnival Band was proud to perform in the school board chambers both before and after their decision, and to celebrate with the children of this community with a parade.

Over a six month period this small school and its surrounding community put together an innovative 60 page plus brief that COPE trustee Al Blakey described as “a remarkable and visionary educational document".

The VSB, while offering a modified proposal that differed from the original Garibaldi submission, recognized the value of the school’s detailed submission with several NPA trustees commending the community for its persistent effort.

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