Board & Committees News

May 30 2013 - 8:21am

Recently the VSB's new draft social media policy has been getting a fair amount of media attention. The policy is aimed at providing employees with a clear understanding of the impact of using social media and its appropriate use.

May 22 2013 - 8:00am

Fleming Elementary will be inviting current students and older alumni to head back to school on Friday, May 31from 4 - 8 PM. In the early part of the evening, the school will host an Open House (from 4 -6 PM) which will include school tours,  displays and an assembly. A special Fleming video project, which was created by the entire student body just for this celebration, will be featured. 

May 21 2013 - 8:18am

There’s a lot of things happening every day in the 110 schools spread across the Vancouver school district. In order to chronicle some of these amazing stories, the VSB is using a growing number of social media tools to capture and showcase our engaged learners, caring communities and inclusive schools.

May 15 2013 - 8:03am

Eric Hamber Secondary has turned 50 years old and this Friday, staff, students and alumni are coming together to celebrate. For a complete rundown of the Hamber 50 year anniversary agenda, click here.

May 14 2013 - 8:12am

On Friday, May 3, students in grades 4 and 5 at Queen Mary Elementary School were experimenting with methods to clean water samples containing suspended particulate material. The week before, the classes had taken a field trip to Stanley Park where they got a first-hand look at the diversity of marine organisms in the intertidal zone. 

May 7 2013 - 8:53am

Construction is currently underway on the Vancouver School Board's newest elementary school. After undertaking a public campaign to solicit ideas for the name of the new school, the Naming Committee recently announced the new school would be named Norma Rose Point School.

May 2 2013 - 9:12am

On April 29 the Vancouver Board of Education formally adopted a balanced Preliminary 2013-14 Operating Budget. The budget was the result of weeks of public consultation with stakeholder groups and the general public.

Apr 23 2013 - 11:56am

Yesterday evening, the Vancouver School Board senior management team released the revised preliminary budget proposals To review the proposals, click here. Over the next week, the Board will continue to review the preliminary budget proposals and listen to feedback from stakeholders. 

Apr 19 2013 - 3:49pm

The Vancouver District Parent Advisory Council (DPAC) has launched a petition calling for the provincial government to invest in the public school system.

Apr 11 2013 - 12:22pm

It is budget time at the Vancouver School Board. Earlier this month, district staff brought their recommendations around budget to the Board. You can download senior management's full budget proposal by clicking here. For a two page summary of the budget proposal, click here. To download our powerpoint outlining the suggested budget, click here.

Mar 11 2013 - 2:06pm

This morning, fresh from their successful performance this weekend at the B.C. Vex Robotics Championships at BCIT, a group of Gladstone Secondary students helped inaugurate a plan that will enhance career and training opportunities for young skilled workers interested in science, technology, engineering and math.

Mar 11 2013 - 10:42am

Gladstone Grade 11 student Carmen Cheung wasn't always set on graphic design. She says she got into it by accident in Grade 9 thanks to peer pressure from a few friends who encouraged her to give it a try. Since taking her initial Photoshop classes, Cheung says she's grown to love design. 

Mar 6 2013 - 2:08pm

This week the Vancouver School Board passed its 2013/2014 calendar. The new calendar includes five closure days in late March. 

Feb 22 2013 - 2:10pm

Education Minister Don McRae presented three distinguished British Columbians with the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal this Thursday in recognition of their service to the public education system in B.C.

Feb 19 2013 - 3:42pm

Students, staff, VSB Trustees and BC Premier Christy Clark were on hand February 14 for the official opening of the district's newest $37.9-million secondary school. Following a series of speeches, the Premier conducted a town hall with 150 Grade 11-12 students.

Jan 30 2013 - 3:11pm

On Wednesday, January 16, the John Oliver Secondary Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) hosted a district forum to discuss progress on key elements of the BC Education Plan.

Jan 16 2013 - 11:35am

The Vancouver School Board has submitted an $850 million capital plan request to the Ministry of Education in order to upgrade or replace over the next five years 30 of the 42 schools which have a high seismic risk. In addition, our five year capital plan includes requests for three new schools as well as building envelope and mechanical upgrade projects.

Jan 14 2013 - 9:12am

Food For Thought is a great example of how many of the food-related programs commonly found in Vancouver's schools- from gardening, to cooking, to healthy eating - can be combined to give students a garden-to-plate look at an essential topic.

Dec 28 2012 - 11:24am

This year was a great one for the Vancouver School Board and our district's schools. Below is a compilation of photos highlighting some of the many events, programs and activities that epitomized our successful year of teaching and learning.

Dec 21 2012 - 3:31pm

Happy Holidays to all our students, staff and parents. We are looking forward to another successful school semester in 2013!