Victoria:  A provincial education budget increase of only 0.4 per cent is causing districts to make budget cuts in excess of $56 million. School districts are considering  eliminating at least 350 teaching and support staff jobs, as well as programs for students beginning next September. Rob Fleming, New Democrat education critic says, “The B.C. Liberal cuts will eliminate teaching positions across B.C. and reduce programs that provide accelerated learning, English language support, classes in music and trades, and support for students with special needs.”