Schools Continue Regular Operations
- (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.
In accordance with the School
Act, which requires school districts to submit a balanced budget, staff
prepared a budget which included cuts to positions and programs in order
to eliminate the shortfall.
Trustees voted to reject the proposed preliminary budget and will now determine next steps.
recognizes this is a time of uncertainty for parents, students and
staff. The district is committed to maintaining operations with no
interruptions to school services or cuts to programs or positions in the
current school year. Trustees and senior staff are committed to
maintaining as much stability as possible in our school district.
Board remains in place and will now consider next steps. Senior
management will seek direction on how to proceed with the budget
process. According to the School Act, VBE has until June 30 to submit a
balanced budget to the Ministry of Education.
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