Board & Committees, Media Release
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.
“It was a
positive meeting,” said VBE Chair, Mike Lombardi. “I’ll report back to
my Board and look forward to further discussions with the Minister about
The meeting was a chance for VBE Chair and
Vice-chair to talk with the Minister about their mutual goals of
advancing student learning and how that can be achieved in a Vancouver
On April 28, 2016 the Board rejected the 2016-17 VSB
senior staff’s proposed budget, which included a number of staff and
program cuts to deal with a $24-million shortfall.
In accordance with the School Act school districts must submit a balanced budget before the end of the school year.
VBE has until June 30, 2016 to submit a balanced budget to the Ministry of Education.
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