Media Releases

Nov 16 2016 - 4:45pm
The Supreme Court ruling last Friday means the government will need to renegotiate with the teachers’ union about class size and composition. This will have implications for the VSB, but they won’t be fully understood for quite some time. Parents should be assured that no disruptions to their children’s education are expected. 
 
Jun 20 2016 - 2:30pm
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 - 10:04am
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 - 9:52am
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. 
 
Apr 28 2016 - 8:09pm
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.
 
Apr 22 2016 - 2:37pm
The Province and VSB, along with the City of Vancouver, today announced funding to build a new school at Sir Sandford Fleming Elementary, as part of the seismic mitigation program.
 
Mar 22 2016 - 10:34am
VSB Students and staff travelling in Europe on spring break field trips are all safe and accounted for, after news of today's incidents in Brussels. 
 
Mar 8 2016 - 12:05pm
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 - 9:30am
he Vancouver Board of Education has instructed district staff to explore options to preserve the old yellow schoolhouse at the General Gordon Elementary site.
 
Dec 15 2015 - 11:46am
The Vancouver Board of Education has elected Mike Lombardi as its Chairperson to serve for the next year.
 
Dec 2 2015 - 2:29pm
Thanks to a partnership agreement with the City of Vancouver, Vancouver School Board is now able to feed an additional 258 hungry children healthy lunches through their meal programs for vulnerable elementary school students.
 
Jun 24 2015 - 3:51pm
A new chairperson for the Vancouver Board of Education (VBE) was elected at tonight’s public meeting of the Board. 
 
Jun 15 2015 - 5:03pm
Vancouver – (June 15, 2015) – At the start of tonight’s public Board meeting, Christopher Richardson announced his resignation as chairperson of the Vancouver Board of Education. The Board accepted his resignation and Vice Chairperson Janet Fraser assumed the role of interim chairperson to preside over the meeting.
 
Jun 5 2015 - 6:05am
Vancouver – (June 5, 2015) – A review completed by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) for the Vancouver Board of Education (VBE) found that the Board’s fiscal planning and resource allocation is well managed and on track to achieve a balanced budget for the 2015/2016 school year.
 
May 29 2015 - 1:15pm
Vancouver – (May 29, 2015) – The Vancouver Board of Education (VBE) is pleased to announce that it has awarded a contract for the construction of a new elementary school at International Village (located at the corner of Abbott Street and Expo Boulevard).
 
Mar 19 2015 - 9:26am
After careful consideration, the Vancouver Board of Education has decided to continue its contract with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) to provide an update to their 2012 Resource Allocation Report.  
 
Mar 12 2015 - 4:29pm
Board Chairperson Christopher Richardson says he was surprised by the Minister of Education’s decision to appoint an independent special advisor since last week the Board had already signed a contract with the professional accounting firm Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC) to do essentially what the provincially appointed advisor will be asked to do.
 
Mar 6 2015 - 1:59pm
The Vancouver School Board remains committed to pushing forward on current timelines aimed at upgrading schools requiring seismic mitigation as soon as possible despite media reports that indicate the Ministry of Education expects that it may take longer than the original targeted date of 2020 to complete all seismic projects.
 
Feb 20 2015 - 3:50pm
The Vancouver School Board has appointed Scott Robinson as its next Superintendent, effective March 1. His hiring follows an extensive national search, which saw applications from senior educators from across Canada.