Most concerns at schools can be solved through meeting with teachers
and if necessary principals and vice-principals at school.
See the VSB Conflict Resolution Process for School-Based Concerns to see the process that parents/guardians should follow.
Vancouver School Board recognizes and respects the fact that
parents/guardians and/or students may sometimes strongly disagree with
decisions made by school employees. In this rare case a formal appeal
process may be launched but only when an attempt has been made to
resolve the issues at school.
A formal appeal must
involve decisions that significantly affect the health, education or
safety of a child at school. Examples of this type of decisions are:
- disciplinary suspension from school for more than ﬁve (5) consecutive instructional days
- the transfer of a student from one school to another for disciplinary reasons
- the exclusion of a student from school for a health condition
decisions regarding placement in an educational program (classroom
preference issues would be included in this category only in exceptional
- grade promotion or graduation
- refusal to offer an education program to a non-graduated student sixteen (16) years of age or older
More information on filing a formal appeal: