Board & Committees News

Jul 11 2012 - 1:27pm

The signing of two project agreements today by Minister of Education George Abbott and Vancouver school board chair Patti Bacchus will see the B.C. government invest $26.7 million to build two new elementary schools in Vancouver.  

 
Jul 5 2012 - 10:49am

Last week, VSB staff got a first hand chance to hear first nations stories by a range of Grade 4-5 students hailing from Grandview Elementary. 

 
Jun 5 2012 - 5:55pm

This afternoon a package was received at False Creek Elementary. The package appeared suspicious and the VPD was called. Police attended the school and removed the package.

 
May 29 2012 - 10:00am

Staff across the district are implementing a wide range of initiatives (which touch on eveything from school construction to community gardening) to make the VSB greener. Watch this short video to find out more about how Vancouver is aiming to become one of the most sustainable school districts in North America.

 
Apr 26 2012 - 2:21pm

The Vancouver School Board is looking at joining forces with the federal government’s Sector Council to create a unique series of partnerships aimed at creating a wide range of enhanced programs and experiential learning opportunities that will develop skills, expand career awareness and facilitate informed decision-making for the district’s students.

 
Apr 20 2012 - 8:58am

 

These days the district faces big challenges and opportunities. To chart a way forward, in December of 2010, the Vancouver Board of Education decided to embark upon a district-wide analysis of our programs and facilities aimed at answering the big question: What programs and opportunities should we provide to our students now, and into the future?

 
Mar 30 2012 - 8:23am

Vancouver School Board staff are calling for public input on a wide range of recommendations, which could significantly impact the future of public education in Vancouver.

 
Mar 27 2012 - 1:39pm

I am writing on behalf of the Vancouver Board of Education regarding Bill 22 (Education Improvement Act). On March 26, 2012, the Board passed a resolution directing me to write to you a letter outlining the Board’s objections to Bill 22 and to make that correspondence available to the public.

 
Mar 8 2012 - 10:31am

At the November Finance and Legal Committee meeting, senior management noted the intention to undertake a Resource Allocation Review. The purpose of the review was to identify a strategic budget approach and possible budget proposals that could be considered as part of the 2012/2013 budget process. 

 
Mar 2 2012 - 4:09pm

Superintendent Steve Cardwell speaks directly to parents about the upcoming strike in a short video.

 
Mar 1 2012 - 10:15am

Click on your language of choice for translations of the letter: EnglishSpanishFilipinoPunjabiKoreanChinese (traditional),Chinese (simplified) or Vietnamese. Teachers have chosen to escalate the job action that has been in place since September. A recent ruling by the Labour Relations Board (LRB) allows teachers to withdraw services for up to three days in the first week of the strike, provided that they give two school days’ notice before striking. Since that ruling, the BC Teachers‘ Federation (BCTF) has given notice that it intends to strike for three days starting on Monday next week.

 
Feb 23 2012 - 8:43am

Educators interested in incorporating some of the themes of compassion and acceptance implicit in Pink Shirt Day are encouraged to visit the district's new Compassion in Action portal.

 
Feb 16 2012 - 4:37pm

Over a year ago, VSB held forums for parents and stakeholders to respond to the idea of creating a school or model with an Aboriginal focus.

 
Jan 30 2012 - 11:47am

David Thompson Secondary Principal Iona Whishaw was named one of Canada’s top principals by the National Academy of Canada’s Outstanding Principals. The award recognizes principals from across the country who share professionally, interact collegially and act as mentors to new colleagues.

 
Jan 25 2012 - 9:04am

In recent years a growing number of Yaletown residents seem to be sticking around longer in the downtown core, even after having children. At least that’s what the demographics are telling the VSB facilities staff. This trend has gradually increased pressure on the neighbourhood’s schools.

 
Jan 17 2012 - 10:54am

Drive by Kitchener Elementary and you’ll get an opportunity to see the building of a brand new replacement school. The new building will be a hybrid combination of old and new with the retention of the 1914 heritage school building relocated to the corner of King Edward & Collingwood. 

 
Jan 3 2012 - 2:09pm

It’s time to take stock of what we offer and determine what programs and opportunities should be prioritized now and into the future in order to create the best possible learning environment. It’s a big task and a major part of the process is our new website called Our Future. The site has three sections: Your Schools, Your Community, and Your Voice.

 
Dec 7 2011 - 10:26am

The purpose of this letter is to provide you with an update on report cards and to seek feedback from you on whether or not you have a student in grade 12 who requires marks for post-secondary applications at this time of the year.

 
Dec 5 2011 - 4:00pm

Injuries on the job have a big cost, both to the worker’s health and to an organization’s bottom line. No time are such injuries more likely to occur than in the winter or during school breaks when routine duties are altered. While winter snowfall can elicit joy among many students, for many school building engineers, a snow dump means hours of heavy and frantic shoveling. For many older engineers, this can be particularly taxing and in some cases, dangerous.

 
Nov 18 2011 - 12:00am

On Thursday November 10, 2011 a reception was held at the Masonic Hall to honor employees from the teaching staff, administrative staff and support staff who retired during the 2010/2011 school year. The retirees were treated to some inspiring music from the Eric Hamber Jazz Band under the direction of teacher Nick Francis and were later serenaded by the Lord Byng Concert Choir under the director Lisa Lan. The retirees enjoyed a selection of appetizers and desserts and had a chance to connect with former colleagues and friends and share stories.