Board of Education

The Vancouver Board of Education is comprised of nine trustees, elected every three years at the same time as the mayor and city council. They work to ensure the VSB is the best it can be for all Vancouver students. Their efforts benefit everyone in Vancouver– as our students are tomorrow's citizens and leaders.

You’re invited to attend public board meetings. 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.

The board's work is divided among five standing committees to facilitate comprehensive discussion of school district matters. Following each committee meeting, recommendations are forwarded to the full board for approval. All 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 board officials 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 night school 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 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 from the Secretary Treasurer's Office at 713-5080, and are on this website. Agendas are available at the Education Centre Reception Desk prior to Standing Committee and Board meetings. Minutes from Board meetings are available from the Secretary Treasurer's Office. Please call (604)713-5080.