UPDATE: June 30 – Teachers and staff in the Vancouver School District will no longer have to pay for parking at work starting this fall.
A vote was cast at the Vancouver School Board meeting on June 29:
Previous story from May 20:
WATCH: Teachers and staff at the Vancouver School district are among the latest to find out they’ll have to pay to park at work. Asa Rehman reports.
VANCOUVER – Starting this fall, Vancouver teachers and school staff will be paying for parking while they work.
All Vancouver School Board parking lots will be pay parking from Monday to Friday, during regular business hours.
The plan was approved by the board in September, 2014, and is estimated to generate about $225,000 in net annual revenue.
Staff will be charged $35 a month for reserved parking and $15 a month for access to parking lots, plus taxes. Visitor parking spaces will be available at each site, depending on the lot capacity.
This program does not apply to any members of the IUOE Local 963 (such as custodians, cafeteria workers, building engineers and supervision aides), or any Vancouver School Board staff who qualify for the trades rate mileage allowance.
When implemented, likely on Oct. 1, Vancouver will be the first school district in B.C. to charge teachers to park at work.