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Budget 2019-2020

Vancouver Board of Education
2019/2020 Budget Timeline (Updated April 12, 2019)

Thank you for participating in the online budget engagement process. 
The online engagement was open from April 9 to April 30, 2019.
See the summary report here.

Budget 2019-2020 Frequently Asked Questions - Updated


Divisional Budget

The link below is to the Divisional Budget document that was provided to Trustees for their reference during the development of the 2019-2020 Annual Budget.  The three columns in the document are (left to right) the preliminary annual budget for 2018-2019, the Year to Date actual results to April 29, 2019 and the Draft Base Budget for 2019-2020.  The Draft Base Budget is the detail for the Summary Schedules (2, 2A and 2B) on page 25-27 of the Preliminary Draft Document (Version 1) released on April 9, 2019. 

Divisional Budget


Those who wish to make a presentation regarding the 2019/2020  Preliminary Draft Annual Budget at the public consultation Committee of the Whole meetings on April 23 or May 15, 2019 must register by sending an email to: budget2019-2020@vsb.bc.ca 

Please indicate if you will be presenting yourself or if you are registering and presenting on behalf of a group and include the name of the group, if applicable.

Written submissions only, regarding the 2019/2020 Preliminary Draft Annual Budget, may be emailed to this budget email address or forwarded by mail to the Administrative Office Assistant, Secretary Treasurer's Office, 1580 West Broadway, Vancouver BC, V6J 5K8.  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 by posting on the website.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Education Centre
1:00-1:45 pm
Stakeholder Workshop (CUPE 407)
Budget discussion

Monday, February 11, 2019
Education Centre
1:00-1:45 pm
Stakeholder Workshop (VSTA)
Budget discussion

Monday, February 11, 2019
Education Centre
2:00-2:45 pm
Stakeholder Workshop (IUOE)
Budget discussion

Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Education Centre
11:00-11:45 am

Stakeholder Workshop (Ps & VPs)
Budget discussion

Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Education Centre
4:00-4:45 pm
Stakeholder Workshop (CUPE 15)


Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Education Centre
10:00-10:45 am
Stakeholder Workshop (VESTA)


Wednesday, February 20, 2019 Education Centre
2:00-2:45 pm 
Stakeholder Workshop (Trades) 


Thursday, February 21, 2019
Education Centre
3:15-4:00 pm
Stakeholder Workshop (PASA)


Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Education Centre
5:30 pm

Finance Committee
2018/2019 Amended Annual Budget
Budget Timeline for 2019/2020

Monday, February 25, 2019
7:00 pm



Board Meeting
Approval of the 2018/2019 Amended Annual Budget


Friday, March 15, 2019



Ministry of Education Funding Announcement
2019/2020 Funding announcement from the MOE

April 9 to April 30, 2019

Public Survey
Public survey open (21 days)
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Education Centre
7:00 pm


Plenary Student Learning & Well-Being / Finance Committee (meeting agenda)
Presentation of the 2019/2020 Preliminary Budget Proposals

PowerPoint Presentation

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Mount Pleasant Elementary
(gymnasium)
7:00-9:00 pm
Special Board / Committee of the Whole
Public consultation on the 2019/2020 Preliminary Budget Proposals

Meeting Agenda with Submissions
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Education Centre
6:30 pm
Finance Committee

Budget discussion

PowerPoint Presentation
Thursday, April 25, 2019


District Parent Advisory Council (DPAC) General Meeting
Budget discussion
Monday, May 6, 2019
Education Centre
7:00 pm



Special Board
Report on DPAC general meeting 

Full Meeting agenda

2019-2020 Preliminary Draft Budget (Version 2)

Report on Public Survey

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Education Centre
7:00 pm


Special Board / Committee of the Whole
Stakeholder and Public Input on the 2019/2020 budget

Meeting agenda

PowerPoint Presentation

2019-2020 Preliminary Draft Budget (Version 3)



Monday, May 27, 2019
Education Centre
7:00 pm
Board Meeting
First and second readings of the 2019/2020 Annual Budget Bylaw
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Education Centre
6:30 pm
Finance Committee

Budget discussion
Monday, June 24, 2019
7:00 pm

Board Meeting
Third reading and adoption of the 2019/2020 budget bylaw
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