The Vancouver Board of Education is governed by an Official Trustee.
Public Board meetings are held regularly. Meeting agendas are posted prior to the meeting. We also post meeting minutes and reports on our web site, so you can keep up with information about the school system and policy development that directs what happens in the classroom on a daily basis.
Information about public meetings format and processes under the Official Trustee are available here.
The board's work is divided among standing committees to facilitate comprehensive discussion of school district matters. Click here for an overview of the Vancouver Board of Education Standing Committee process. Following each committee meeting, recommendations are forwarded to the full board for approval. Board and standing committee meetings are open to the public, except for in-camera sessions held in keeping with the School Act to discuss personnel or confidential financial or other matters.
The Standing Committees are:
Management Coordinating Committee (Committee I)
Committee I coordinates the work of the other four committees. The Chairperson of the Board is joined by the chairpersons of each of the other four Standing Committees, and non-voting parent and union association representatives as well as delegated senior management members.
Planning & Facilities Committee (Committee II)
This committee deals with facilities and building requirements. The four trustee members are joined by delegated senior management members and non-voting parent and union and association representatives.
Education & Student Services Committee (Committee III)
This committee deals with all matters relating to the quality and types of education provided at the elementary, secondary and Adult Education levels. The trustees are joined by non-voting parent and union association representatives as well as delegated senior management members.
Personnel & Staff Services Committee (Committee IV)
This committee deals with all matters related to personnel. Its four trustee members are joined by non-voting parent and union association representatives as well as delegated senior management members.
Finance & Legal Committee (Committee V)
All financial and legal matters are the concern of this committee. Its five trustee members are joined by non-voting parent and union association representatives as well as delegated senior management members.
Board and Standing Committee monthly meeting schedules are available on this website at: http://www.vsb.bc.ca/calendars-events/categories/board-and-committees
Agendas for upcoming meetings are available on the website at: http://www.vsb.bc.ca/meetings/agendas/meeting-agendas-current
Past meeting minutes and agendas are avilable on the website at: http://www.vsb.bc.ca/board-committees/minutes