Vancouver school board chair Christopher Richardson has just resigned as chair, according to a Twitter post by former board chair and current trustee Patti Bacchus.
There is no indication yet as to the reason for the resignation. A regularly scheduled board meeting got underway tonight at 7 p.m.
A recent audit commissioned by the provincial government and released June 9 recommended the closure of up to 19 schools in Vancouver as part of a range of actions that could save as much as $750 million.
The next school year's budget for School District 39 (Vancouver), which must be balanced by provincial law, is due at the end of June.
The report by Ernst & Young noted that up to $37 million per year in savings could be realized by the school closures, mostly through support staff and overhead costs.