The Preferred School Size Working Group (PSSWG) is an ad hoc stakeholder group convened to review, consider and discuss educational and fiscal criteria, examine current practices and draft guidelines for preferred school population sizes for VSB elementary and secondary schools. PSSWG was established in response to a recommendation from the May 2019 Long Range Facilities Plan approved by Vancouver Board of Education, that the District establish guidelines on preferred student population size with the goal of determining appropriate ranges of school size to inform planning decisions.
PSSWG members are comprised of representatives from Vancouver Elementary School Teachers Association, Vancouver Secondary Teacher Association, Vancouver Elementary Principals and Vice Principals Association, Vancouver Association of Secondary School Administrators, District Parents Advisory Council, Vancouver District Student Council, and Vancouver school district staff.
PSSWG will convene monthly starting February 2020. PSSWG findings and report to VSB Senior Management and to VBE Facilities Planning Committee are expected by Fall 2020.
Meeting 1 - February 10, 2020
VSB PSSWG Meeting #1 Draft Agenda - February 10 2020
VSB PSSWG - Terms of Reference - February 10 2020
VSB PSSWG - Definition of terms and considerations - February 10 2020
Meeting 1 DRAFT Summary - February 10, 2020
Copy of the February PowerPoint Presentation
Literature Review and Research
Literature review OECD Education Working Papers No. 106 - School Size Policies: A Literature Review
Meeting 2 - March 9, 2020
Meeting 3 - April 20, 2020
Meeting 4 - May 20, 2020
Meeting 5 - June 15, 2020