Vancouver school workers vote ‘no-confidence’

By Tom Vogt, Columbian Science, Military & History Reporter



Vancouver school employees and teachers voted overwhelming to send a “no confidence” message to Superintendent Steve Webb and the Vancouver school board.

In results released Friday night, 801 of those who returned ballots — 82.4 percent — voted in favor of the no-confidence motion; 171 (17.6 percent) supported the school district leadership.

Nearly 1,800 ballots were distributed to members of the Vancouver Association of Education Support Professionals, which represents more than 600 clerical staff, school secretaries, tech assistants and paraprofessionals, and to 1,200 teachers in the Vancouver Education Association.

Spokesman David Phelps said members of both employee groups will rally outside the school district offices at 4 p.m. Tuesday before the Vancouver school board meeting, which is scheduled to start at 5:15 p.m.

The Vancouver school board issued a statement of support Wednesday afternoon for Webb.

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