Education Plan 2026

Your Schools, Your Voice - Help shape the VSB education plan.


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.

What is an education plan? 

The plan will focus on the District’s core goals to support student achievement and well-being. Like strategic plans, the Board of trustees will develop goals and objectives that will guide the District for the next five years. 

Why a new plan? 

The District’s current strategic plan expires in 2021. 

As a large and diverse school district, it is important to reflect on the current and changing landscape of Vancouver and its students and to develop a strong plan that will ensure strategic navigation of the changing world and opportunities ahead. 

The process 

The District is committed to a transparent and accountable community engagement process as the plan develops. A broad range of voices and perspectives will help create a plan that reflects the diverse needs of the District. 

We are asking students, families, staff, and the public to share their expectations and aspirations for Vancouver schools. This is important as we set out a clear and shared vision for the future of public education in Vancouver.

Status Update

The Knowledge Gathering phase is now complete. It had three components:

  1. Sessions to hear directly from students. Trustees and staff visited more than 40 schools.
  2. Surveys to gather input of students, their families, staff, the broader public and community organizations throughout Vancouver.
  3. Focus groups sessions with students, students' families, staff and other stakeholders.

Read the engagement summary report to find out what we heard

Meetings also took place between the Board and the xʷməθkʷəyəm(Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

The Board will consider the input received as it develops goals and objectives of the Education Plan 2026.


The interactive timeline below is designed to connect you to the ongoing work that is being done. Click on the different months to explore each phase of the engagement process. Updates and information will be shared through the timeline below.

May2021 Student Engagement Student Engagement June Student Engagement Student Engagement July August September Student Engagement Student Engagement Knowledge GatheringRound 1 October Knowledge GatheringRound 1 November Knowledge GatheringRound 2 December Knowledge GatheringRound 2 Roadmap & Logistics January2022 Roadmap & Logistics February Roadmap & Logistics March Board Approval April Plan Launch

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