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Budget 2020-2021

Vancouver Board of Education

Update: The timeline for the development of the 2020-2021 budget is being adjusted and the budget survey has not been issued. This decision was made with consideration of impacts of COVID-19 on our school communities and District operations. A revised timeline will be considered by the Board of Education at a later time.  The Board and District staff remain committed to engagement about budget development. 

2020/2021 Budget Timeline (Approved November 25, 2019)

The budget email address (budget2020-2021@vsb.bc.ca)  is now active for accepting written submissions regarding budget priorities for development of the 2020-2021 operating budget.  For background, please refer to the Budget Development Process document (linked here).  All written submissions to the Board are considered to be public documents.  The Board, therefore, reserves the right to make any submissions available to the public.

Delegation registration requests for the Committee of the Whole meetings scheduled for February 11, March 11, and April 14, 2020 are also submitted through this email address.  Registered delegations will  be sent a confirmation email (with instructions) and will be listed on the applicable meeting agenda, which will be posted on the website.  

If you prefer to provide a hard copy of your submission, including perhaps supporting material, please mail to:

Secretary Treasurer's Office
Vancouver School Board
2nd Floor - 1580 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC  V6J 5K8
Attention:  Administrative Office Assistant


Budget Correspondence and Delegation Submissions Received to Date:


Approved Timeline for 2020-2021 Budget


September 18, 2019             
Finance Committee
Draft Budget process and timeline   
November 13, 2019Finance Committee
Budget process and timeline
November 25, 2019Board Public Meeting
Approve budget process and timeline
January 13, 2020
Education Centre
1:00-1:45 pm
Stakeholder Workshop –  CUPE 407


January 13, 2020 
Education Centre
2:15-3:00 pm

Stakeholder Workshop – CUPE 15



January 14, 2020 
Education Centre
1:00-1:45 pm
Stakeholder Workshop – IUOE


January 14, 2020 
Education Centre
2:15-3:00 pm
Stakeholder Workshop – Trades


January 15, 2020


Release Budget Process Document
Describe the process and survey assumptions and priorities
Budget Development Process 2020-2021
January 16, 2020 
Education Centre
1:00-1:45 pm
Stakeholder Workshop – VEPVA/VASSA


January 21, 2020 
Education Centre
1:00-1:45 pm
Stakeholder Workshop – DPAC


January 22, 2020
Education Centre
9:00-9:45 am
Stakeholder Workshop - VSTA


January 22, 2020
Education Centre
10:00-10:45 am
Stakeholder Workshop - VESTA


January 22, 2020
Education Centre
2:30-3:15 pm
Stakeholder Workshop - PASA


January 22, 2020
Education Centre
3:30-4:15 pm 
Stakeholder Workshop – VDSC


February 11, 2020
Education Centre
7:00 pm
Committee of the Whole
Delegations, Stakeholder and public input on priorities
for development of the 2020-2021 Operating Budget.
Meeting Agenda (with delegation submissions)
February 19, 2020
Education Centre
5:00 pm
Finance Committee
Amended Budget, review Committee of the Whole input, stakeholder workshops feedback
Amended Annual Budget 2019/2020

February 24, 2020
7:00 pm
Board Public Meeting
Amended Budget Approval
March 11, 2020
Lord Nelson Elementary (gymnasium)
7:00 pm
Committee of the Whole – Nelson Elementary
Stakeholder and public input
Meeting agenda with delegation submissions


March 13, 2020Ministry of Education Funding Announcement
March 16 – 27, 2020Spring Break
Develop Budget 2020-2021 draft
March 16, 2020Budget Survey Opens
Survey open for input – budget priorities, budget proposals
March 30, 2020
Education Centre
7:00 pm
Special Board / Committee of the Whole Meeting
Present Status Quo Budget 2020-2021 draft
April 6, 2020Budget Survey Closes
April 14, 2020
Magee Secondary (Auditorium)
7:00 pm
Committee of the Whole – Magee Secondary
Present survey results, delegations


April 27, 2020Board Public Meeting
Three Readings and Adoption of Budget 2020-2021
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