Board & Committees News

Apr 28 2016 - 9:15pm

Schools Continue Regular Operations 

Vancouver - (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.

Mar 8 2016 - 1:03pm

The Vancouver Board of Education voted unanimously to retain the General Gordon Elementary Outbuilding, better known as “the little yellow schoolhouse” on the condition that it does not delay occupancy of the new school for September 2016 and that an interested party comes forward with a proposal to fund the restoration and future use of the building.

Mar 1 2016 - 10:36am

The Vancouver Board of Education has instructed district staff to explore options to preserve the old yellow schoolhouse at the General Gordon Elementary site.

Jan 25 2016 - 10:04pm

Trustees of the Vancouver Board of Education have approved an Interim Long Range Facilities Plan (LRFP) to submit to the Ministry of Education by January 31, 2016.

Jan 18 2016 - 8:50pm

VSB staff have developed a report for trustees to consider in the development of an Interim Long Range Facilities Plan (LRFP).

Apr 1 2015 - 12:05pm

On February 19, school and district staff across the district went from being teachers to students as they attended a wide range of Pro-D events.

Mar 26 2015 - 9:13am

Nick Milum and Somaya Amiri have both been awarded the prestigious Loran Scholarship. Both Amiri and Milum have impressive backgrounds.

Mar 4 2015 - 11:23am

Janson Ho has been appointed director of the Vancouver seismic project office, which was created last fall to expedite the Province’s Seismic Mitigation Program in the Vancouver school district.

Ho will take on a senior project management role and report to the project office steering committee, which consists of the superintendent and secretary-treasurer from the VSB, the deputy minister of education and the CEO of Partnerships BC.

Mar 2 2015 - 3:18pm

The Metro Vancouver region will grow by a million more people over the next 30 years. Our region is congested now and will get worse if we fail to act. 

Feb 26 2015 - 3:26pm

Have you ever thought about what it would be like to be part of the greenest school district in North America? The VSB envisions being a leader in sustainable practices and wants to invite staff, students and community members to make that vision a reality. 

Feb 20 2015 - 4:56pm

The Vancouver School Board has appointed Scott Robinson as its next Superintendent, effective March 1. His hiring follows an extensive national search, which saw applications from senior educators from across Canada.

Feb 11 2015 - 11:13am

This Monday evening the Vancouver Board of Education voted unanimously to support the YES side of the upcoming Transit Referendum.

Jan 29 2015 - 1:48pm

Click here to download a PDF of the draft (proposed) calendar for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 school years. If you have any feedback please let us know by emailing before March, 2 2015.

Jan 28 2015 - 10:10am

University Hill Secondary student Jinhao Xu and Churchill Secondary's Henry Heng Xia were recognized as two of the three top students in Canada for the 19th annual 2014 Sun Life Financial Canadian Open Mathematics Challenge (COMC).

Jan 21 2015 - 3:48pm

Each year VSB's Adult Ed program helps over 700 students get their Dogwood Diploma and graduate. To learn more about our Adult Ed Program, check out our infographic or visit Adult Ed's website here.

Dec 9 2014 - 2:25pm

Peggy Bochun, the VSB’s Fine Arts Coordinator, was honoured this fall with a special award from the Canadian Music Educators' Association for her years of work organizing a wide range of annual district events including festivals, concerts, artist-in-residence programming, performances for the Board and community partnership programs.

Dec 8 2014 - 10:46am

On Monday, December 1, Vancouver School Board Trustees were honoured in a special Aboriginal blanketing ceremony by local Musqueam elders.

Dec 4 2014 - 10:32am

David Thompson Secondary has taken its AP course offerings to the next level earning a coveted Capstone designation. This makes Thompson one of ten schools in Metro Vancouver offering these high level, university-accepted credit courses.

Dec 3 2014 - 5:27pm

As a part of their Pro-D Day on Friday November 28, inner city teachers were treated to a rousing performance by a group of youngsters from Nightinglee, who belted out a couple terrific show-tunes at Van Tech. Led by Nightingale Elementary principal Hope Sterling, the students received a standing ovation at the end of their set.

Nov 27 2014 - 2:41pm

This November, VSB staff broke into eight search and rescue teams and practiced their disaster response skills in the old Douglas Elementary school building. In the dark halls and classrooms, SERT members navigated fog and found "injured" Killarney Secondary drama students.