The French immersion program at Henry Hudson Elementary School in Kitsilano is being phased out.

Last night Vancouver School Board (VSB) trustees voted on a motion to slowly drop the program over the next eight years.

The VSB voted seven to two in favour of phasing out the school’s early French immersion program Monday night.

This fall’s kindergarten class will be the last to accept enrolment.

Parents and students, many dressed in bright red school sweatshirts, packed the school board meeting hoping to save the program.

“We’re incredibly disappointed,” Jody Bielun told CTV News after the vote. “Our whole community is being split up.”

Last modified: April 30, 2019

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