Budget Process


Vancouver Board of Education 2010/2011 Preliminary Operating Budget (June 29, 2010)

The Vancouver Board of Education values the opinions of the general public and the community, and it invites you to make your views known so that future budgets are developed with your input. 

Check the full schedule below for information on agendas for these meetings and information on other important dates in the budget process. These are generally posted the day of the meetings.

Update - June 10, 2010

Trustees will be holding the following budget meetings:

Monday, June 14, 2010

Education and Student Services and Finance and Legal Committee (Committee III/V)
VSB Education Centre in Room 120, 5:30 p.m.
(Agenda and reports)(minutes)

Special Board
VSB Education Centre, in Room 114, Following Committee III/V
(minutes)

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Committee-of-the-Whole meeting
Mount Pleasant Elementary, Gymnasium, 7:00 p.m.  
Public Consultation meeting on the 2010/11 Budget Proposals
(Agenda)(minutes)

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Board Meeting
VSB Education Centre - Boardroom, 7:00 p.m.
Trustees to consider any further budget revisions and approve and adopt the 2010/2011 Operating Budget Bylaw (Agenda) (Minutes)
(2010/2011 Annual Budget - Approved 2010 June 23) 
(Annual Budget Bylaw 2010/2011 - Adopted 2010 June 23)
(Summary of Approved 2010/2011 Budget Proposals) - 2010 June 23

Information on how to register a delegation

Those who wish to speak at the June 17 meetings, may register with the Administrative Coordinator, Secretary-Treasurer’s Office at 604-713-5080, no later than two working days before the meeting.

Please send written submissions no later than two working days before the meeting to Vancouver Board of Education, Attn: Administrative Coordinator, Secretary-Treasurer’s Office, 1580 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6J 5K8, or send by fax to 604-713-5049, or email to budget2010_11@vsb.bc.ca. Please note: All submissions to the Board are considered to be public documents. The Board, therefore, reserves the right to make any submissions available to the public. Trustees value your opinion and invite you to make your views known, so that a budget can be developed that takes into consideration input received.

 

Update – April 29, 2010
Vancouver Board of Education Trustees passed a motion on April 29 to defer final consideration and adoption of the 2010-11 preliminary operating budget until a later date.  The date of the meeting is still to be determined, but final consideration and adoption will take place on or before June 30 in accordance with the School Act.

In the meantime, trustees directed human resources to proceed with time-sensitive staffing decisions so that layoff notices can be issued according to existing collective agreements and within operational constraints. Staffing decisions may be amended before the budget bylaw is adopted and layoff notices rescinded.

The one exception was the itinerant band and strings program. Trustees excluded the program from the time-sensitive staffing decisions until the future of the program is determined as part of the budget process. The decision to exclude does not mean itinerant band and strings has been saved, but rather, it was made to preserve all available options should trustees elect to maintain the program.

Trustees decided to defer final consideration of the budget until after the special advisor appointed by Education Minister Margaret MacDiarmid submits her report to the minister. The special advisor’s report is due on or before May 31, 2010.

Trustees also passed a motion calling on the minister of education to make the special advisor’s report available to the board on the same day it is submitted to the minister, and subsequently make the report public.

Revised Preliminary Operating Budget proposals (released April 27, 2010)


Preliminary Operating Budget proposals (released April 7, 2010)

  • Preliminary budget proposals (pdf) - Outlines the district's 2010/11 preliminary budget proposals
  • Community LINK school grants (pdf) - Information on Community LINK
  • Budget Brief - proposals (pdf) - Two page outline of preliminary budget proposals has been translated into seven languages:


VSB Budget 2009-2010


Public budget process meeting schedule

Monday, January 11, 2010
Education Centre
Rm. 120, 5:30 p.m.
Plenary/Finance & Legal Committee (Committee V) Meeting (minutes)
     •  Update on Projected Budget Shortall

Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Education Centre
Rm. 400, 5:30 p.m.

Plenary/Education and Student Services and Finance and Legal Committee   (Committee III/V) (agenda)(minutes)
     •  Outline of Strategic Budget Options

Thursday, March 18, 2010
Education Centre
Room 400, 5:30 p.m.

Plenary/Education and Student Services and Finance and Legal Committee (Committee III/V) (agenda)(minutes)
     •  Updated Preliminary Projected 2010/11 Budget Surplus (Shortfall)

Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Education Centre
Rm. 400, 5:30 p.m.
THIS MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Plenary/Education and Student Services and Finance and Legal Committee (Committee III/V)
·          Stakeholder Input on Strategic Budget Options

Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Eric Hamber Secondary
Cafeteria – 4-6pm

  Vancouver District Student Council (VDSC) Sponsored Student Meeting 
  "Students' voice in budget matters"
     •  Student input
on Strategic Budget Options

  VSB presentation materials distributed at this meeting:

  • Budget Brief (pdf) - Outlines the district's 2010/11 operating budget
  • Budget dialogue (pdf) - Presented as a powerpoint presentation
  • Typical cost per school (pdf) - Outlines the typical costs of operating an annex, elementary and secondary school
  • MLA information (pdf) - Includes the MLA names and addresses and a sample letter that individuals could use to send to an MLA, Education Minister or the Premier
  • Feedback form (pdf)

Wednesday, March 24, 2010
7:00 p.m.

  Public Open House on Budget

     •  Public Input on Strategic Budget Options

  VSB presentation materials distributed at this meeting:

  • Budget Brief (pdf) - Outlines the district's 2010/11 operating budget
  • Budget dialogue (pdf) - Presented as a powerpoint presentation
  • Typical cost per school (pdf) - Outlines the typical costs of operating an annex, elementary and secondary school
  • MLA information (pdf) - Includes the MLA names and addresses and a sample letter that individuals could use to send to an MLA, Education Minister or the Premier
  • Feedback form (pdf)

Thursday, March 25, 2010
7:00 p.m.

   Public Open House on Budget

     •  Public Input on Strategic Budget Options

  VSB presentation materials distributed at this meeting:

  • Budget Brief (pdf) - Outlines the district's 2010/11 operating budget
  • Budget dialogue (pdf) - Presented as a powerpoint presentation
  • Typical cost per school (pdf) - Outlines the typical costs of operating an annex, elementary and secondary school
  • MLA information (pdf) - Includes the MLA names and addresses and a sample letter that individuals could use to send to an MLA, Education Minister or the Premier
  • Feedback form (pdf)

Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Education Centre
Boardroom, 7:00 p.m.

Plenary/Education and Student Services and Finance and Legal Committee (Committee III/V) (agenda) (minutes)
     •  Public Presentation of 2010/11 Preliminary Budget Proposals

VSB presentation materials distributed at this meeting:

Thursday, April 15, 2010
Education Centre
Boardroom, 5:30 p.m.

Committee-of-the-Whole (Additional meeting added Mar. 29) (agenda) (submitted briefs)(minutes)
     •  Public Consultation on the 2010/11 Preliminary Budget Proposals /Local School Calendar

Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Location:  Mount Pleasant Elementary, 7:00 p.m.

Committee-of-the-Whole (agenda) (submitted briefs)(minutes)
     •  Public Consultation
on 2010/11 Preliminary Budget Proposals / Local School Calendar

Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Education Centre
Rm. 400, 4:00 p.m.

Plenary/Education and Student Services and Finance and Legal Committee (Committee III/V) (submitted briefs)(minutes)
     •  Stakeholder Consultation
on 2010/11 Preliminary Budget Proposals

Wednesday, April 21, 2010   (this meeting has now been confirmed)
Education Centre
Boardroom, 7:00 p.m.

Committee-of-the-Whole (Additional meeting added Mar. 29) (agenda) (submitted briefs)(minutes)
     •  Public Consultation on 2010/11 Preliminary Budget Proposals / Local School Calendar (this meeting has now been confirmed)

Monday, April 26, 2010
Education Centre
Boardroom, 7:00 p.m.

Special Board Meeting (Local School Calendar) (agenda)(minutes)
  

Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Education Centre
Boardroom, 5:30 p.m.

Plenary/Education and Student Services and Finance and Legal Committee (Committee III/V) (agenda)(minutes)
     •  Public Presentation
of Revised 2010/11 Preliminary Budget Proposals

Thursday, April 29, 2010
Education Centre
Boardroom, 7:00 p.m.

 Special Board Meeting (agenda)(minutes)

Monday, June 14, 2010
Education Centre
Room 120, 5:30 p.m.

Education and Student Services and Finance and Legal Committee
(Committee III/V)(agenda, including reports)(New Business item)(minutes)

Reports distributed at this meeting:

A.  Delegations

    1.  Parent Advisory Council, Lord Elementary School

B.  Reports for Trustee Information

    1.  2010/2011 Preliminary Budget Update

     2.  Implementation Status of 2010/2011 Revised Preliminary Budget Proposals

     3.  Special Advisor's Report - VSB Projections

C.  New Business/Inquiries (Presented at the Meeting)

    1.  Ministerial Directive Order Regarding the 2010/2011 Budget

Monday, June 14, 2010
Education Centre
Room 114, Following Committee III/V
Special Board Meeting
(minutes)

Thursday, June 17, 2010
Mount Pleasant Elementary
Gymnasium, 7:00 p.m.

Committee-of-the-Whole (agenda)(submitted briefs)(additional handouts)(minutes)
•  Public Consultation meeting on the 2010/11 Budget Proposals

Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Education Centre
Boardroom, 7:00 p.m.

Board Meeting
•  Trustees to consider any further budget revisions and approve and adopt the 2010/2011 Operating Budget Bylaw (agenda)(minutes)
(2010/2011 Annual Budget - Approved 2010 June 23)
(Annual Budget Bylaw 2010/2011 - Adopted 2010 June 23)