Board & Committees News

Sep 16 2010 - 10:39am

Brief to the BC Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services from the Vancouver Board of Education, School District 39 regarding the 2011 Budget Consultation Process September 2010

Sep 7 2010 - 5:06pm

Welcome to the 2010-11 school year and all the promise and opportunity of a new beginning.

Jul 29 2010 - 6:02pm

As Vancouver gears up for the 2010 Pride Parade and Festival, the Vancouver School Board is pleased to report on its continued leadership in addressing issues affecting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) students in schools.  The VSB is committed to creating safe, inclusive, learning environments that celebrate diversity.

Jun 28 2010 - 1:43pm

Vancouver school trustees will receive staff reports and presentations from delegations concerning proposed rental rate increases at the Planning and Facilities Committee (Committee II) meeting on Tuesday, June 29, 2010.

Jun 23 2010 - 7:29pm

Vancouver School Board trustees received a school closure notification list identifying 11 schools that may be considered for possible closure following the 2010-11 school year.

Jun 17 2010 - 2:54pm

Vancouver school trustees today sent Education Minister Margaret MacDiarmid the Vancouver Board of Education’s draft 2010-11 preliminary operating budget for her review.

Jun 10 2010 - 6:10pm

Vancouver school trustees will comply with the Ministry directive requiring the board to submit a balanced budget to the Minister of Education for review on or before June 18 prior to approving the 2010-11 preliminary operating budget.

Jun 4 2010 - 12:41pm

Vancouver school trustees are disappointed the provincial government's recently released review of the Vancouver school board does not help resolve the core challenge facing Vancouver and other school boards across British Columbia: How to avert cuts detrimental to student learning in the face of a growing gap between provincial funding and board responsibilities to deliver education.

Apr 29 2010 - 10:48am

Vancouver School Board trustees are still holding a special board meeting tonight at 7 p.m. in the board room to discuss the preliminary 2010-11 operating budget.

Apr 27 2010 - 10:19am

Vancouver School Board trustees voted tonight to adopt a local school calendar for the 2010-’11 school year that will cancel early dismissal days and extend the instructional day to allow schools to close 10 additional days next year.

Apr 7 2010 - 5:41pm

The Vancouver School Board this evening released its preliminary operating budget proposals designed to address an $18.12-million deficit in the 2010-11 school year.

Apr 6 2010 - 11:55am

We are in the midst of a perfect storm as this shortfall represents the culmination of declining enrolment, loss of Ministry of Education grants, and escalating operating costs.

Mar 29 2010 - 1:25pm

I write to you as the Vancouver School Board embarks on its annual budget process. As you may be aware, we have a world-class public education system that consistently ranks among the best, and have many successes to celebrate in our schools.

Mar 11 2010 - 11:32am

You are invited to attend one of our Public Open Houses to discuss ideas for the 2010-11 preliminary operating budget.

Dec 11 2009 - 6:03pm

What's Next: The Board of Education will consider the proposed motion on Monday December 21, 2009.

Dec 7 2009 - 9:00pm

It's been a busy year for the Board and one with many challenges.First, I want to thank my fellow Trustees for their constant and unfailing commitment to public education.

Dec 3 2009 - 1:43pm

On behalf of the Vancouver Board of Education, it is my pleasure to welcome Steve Cardwell to School District No. 39 as the new Superintendent of Schools in Vancouver.

Oct 7 2009 - 12:00am

Vancouver trustees received a staff report Tuesday estimating the district-wide impact of the provincial government decision to withhold the Annual Facilities Grant for the 2009-10.

Jun 25 2009 - 12:00am

An historic agreement signed by the Vancouver Board of Education, B.C. Ministry of Education and local aboriginal communities will ensure Aboriginal culture is integrated in public schools, and that Aboriginal communities are involved in the design of programs, services and curriculum delivery aimed at improving Aboriginal student achievement.