Public Engagement

The Vancouver School District is committed to transparent and accountable public engagement and stakeholder feedback processes to inform planning decisions. Public engagement and stakeholder feedback processes will be designed and developed in accordance with Board policy and District administrative procedures. Public engagement activities are designed based on the IAP2 Spectrum of Public Participation.

Education Plan 2026
The Vancouver School District’s Education Plan 2026 will be a roadmap that will lead the District to improve outcomes for students. We are asking students, families, staff, and the public to share their expectations and aspirations for Vancouver schools. The plan will focus on the District’s core goals to support student achievement and well-being. Learn more and share your input.

Anti-Racism and Non-Discrimination Framework
We are committed to providing an environment where all students, staff and families feel safe and welcome in school, and have equal and fair opportunities to lead a meaningful life. To advance this commitment, the VSB is developing an Anti-Racism and Non-Discrimination Framework. A series of engagement activities ran from June 8 to July 9, 2021 to support the framework’s development.

2021-2022 School Year Budget
Each year, the Board considers a proposed budget for the upcoming school year. All school districts in the province have a legislative duty to pass a balanced budget for the upcoming school year by early summer. At its meeting on Tuesday, May 25, the Vancouver School Board adopted a budget for the upcoming school year. Ideas and comments about the budget were also encourage through email and written submissions and through a robust online engagement that took place in February. See the full Engagement Summary Report 

Educational and Facilities Planning: South Portion of Sir Fleming Elementary School
The new Fleming school required the reconfiguration of the entire school site during the design and construction process as part of the Seismic Mitigation Program. This created an opportunity for a portion of the site to become available for re-purposing subject to Board and Ministerial approval. Following information sessions with the school community, the Board approved staff to proceed with the disposition process as per Board Policy 20. Learn more about the public engagement steps so far regarding the disposal (repurposing) of a portion of the school site. 

Building for Modern Learning
Throughout 2020, the Board engaged Vancouverites to build a vision for using VSB buildings and spaces across the city. Our priorities were to explore how to create modern learning spaces and ensure all students were in seismically safe schools.

Learn more about what we heard.


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