Board & Committees News

Dec 21 2017 - 10:44am

The Vancouver School Board has adopted a new name for one of its departments, some job titles, and even one of its schools to better reflect respect for Indigenous people and culture.

Dec 13 2017 - 10:46am

VSB letter details key recruitment strategies initiated in the district and presents suggestions to the Minister's task force.

Dec 12 2017 - 2:18pm

The board chairperson and VSB staff have met families concerned about holiday celebrations

Dec 10 2017 - 5:16pm

Vancouver Board of Education apologizes to the students and their families who did not feel included at the school

Nov 27 2017 - 7:18pm

The school has not had enrolled students since the 2015-16 school year.

Nov 7 2017 - 4:27pm

The Vancouver Board of Education has also selected the chairperson for each of its standing committees.

Sep 14 2017 - 2:16pm

Eugene Jeoung, a Grade 11 in Eric Hamber’s Challenge Program, was elected by fellow members of the Vancouver District Students’ Council.

Mar 3 2017 - 10:00am

(Vancouver – March 3, 2017) The external investigation report into allegations of harassment and bullying at the Vancouver School Board has determined that bullying and harassment occurred and that a toxic work environment existed at the school board. 

Nov 17 2016 - 2:39pm

Public meetings of the Vancouver School Board will be held monthly starting on November 21, 2016. 

Sep 26 2016 - 9:02pm

Vancouver School Board trustees voted September 26 to proceed with public consultation to consider the closure of 11 schools.

Sep 12 2016 - 12:38pm

Isabella Preite will be sworn in as Vancouver School Board’s new student trustee at a board meeting on September 12.

Sep 9 2016 - 9:38am

The Vancouver School Board welcomes the recent Ministry of Education announcement to make schools safer for LGBQTT+ youth in all BC  schools.

Jun 20 2016 - 11:32am

As part of its long range facilities planning VSB has released a preliminary list of 12 schools that might be considered for closure before the start of the 2017-18 school year. As required by VSB policy and conforming to the School Act, this list is being published to give at least two months’ notice to affected schools that extensive consultation will begin if the Board decides to consider those schools for closure.

Jun 2 2016 - 9:34am

Vancouver - (June 2, 2016) –  On May 31, 2016 the Ministry of Education announced budget relief of $25-million to BC school districts. Vancouver’s share of the additional funding is approximately $2.25-million, reducing the VSB 2016-17 budget shortfall from $24.2-million to $21.8-million. 

May 17 2016 - 9:05am

Vancouver - (May 17, 2016) – The Vancouver School Board has released its updated Long Range Facilities Plan (LRFP), which builds on the interim plan released in January 2016, and incorporates results of the extensive public consultation program undertaken by VSB over the past three months. 

May 6 2016 - 12:49pm

Vancouver - (May 6, 2016) – Amid questions about operating stability of the Vancouver School District since the board’s decision not to approve the 2016/17 preliminary operating budget proposals VSB Chair, Mike Lombardi, has issued a statement to staff, the District Parent Advisory Council and other partner groups.

May 3 2016 - 2:47pm

Vancouver - (May 3,2016) – VBE Chair, Mike Lombardi, and Vice-Chair, Janet Fraser, met with Minister of Education, Mike Bernier, this afternoon to discuss VBE’s 2016-17 proposed budget.

Apr 28 2016 - 8:15pm

Schools Continue Regular Operations 

Vancouver - (April 28,2016) – The Vancouver Board of Education has voted to reject the 2016-17 preliminary budget as presented by staff. The projected shortfall is $24-million.

Mar 8 2016 - 12:03pm

The Vancouver Board of Education voted unanimously to retain the General Gordon Elementary Outbuilding, better known as “the little yellow schoolhouse” on the condition that it does not delay occupancy of the new school for September 2016 and that an interested party comes forward with a proposal to fund the restoration and future use of the building.

Mar 1 2016 - 9:36am

The Vancouver Board of Education has instructed district staff to explore options to preserve the old yellow schoolhouse at the General Gordon Elementary site.