About ten days ago, BC Education Minister Mike Bernier dismissed the Vancouver School Board on the basis of their failure to achieve a balanced budget, but there have been allegations that board members were creating a toxic workplace environment.
The BC School Superintendents Association described it in a letter to the Ministry of Education as a work environment that “creates a toxicity which fosters fear.”
Worksafebc launched an investigation into claims that it was the elected school board members who were alleged to have bullied senior management staff to the extent that some had to take medical leave.
With so allegations and claims of bullying I wanted to find out more so I filed a Freedom of Information request with the Vancouver School Board.
As I worked with the FOI co-ordinator on narrowing down the search, everything came to a screeching halt when he wrote back to inform me that the price tag for the information would be $20,000!
Twenty grand for an FOI request? What are they hiding?
We can’t pay $20K to the Vancouver School Board for our FOI request, and I’m not going to ask you to chip in anything this time either. The cost is just too outrageous.
Watch as I explain how it all happened and what we at The Rebel are going to do about it.