City of Vancouver to host LiveCity Vancouver

Two free, festive and fun environments to celebrate the 2010 Winter Games


Trustees receive report detailing impact of AFG funding loss

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.

VSB's Scientist in Residence program

Elementary school teachers and students are experiencing science in a whole new way thanks to the Scientist in Residence program.

Next generation for VSB trades

A career in the trades offers great pay, flexibility and opportunity as discovered by three young men, who began their first job as a Secondary School Apprentice with the VSB.

Vancouver Board of Education trustees call on provincial government to fully fund public education

In support of its position that the education of our children and youth is the best investment of public funds, the Vancouver Board of Education passed a series of resolutions Wednesday night calling on the provincial government to: fully fund increased costs to school districts; restore grants that have been cancelled or reduced; fund the costs of H1N1 prevention; fund increased employee MSP premium increases; grant 75 percent Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) rebates to school districts; alter legislation to allow boards to carry deficits; and fully fund all-day Kindergarten implementation.


What video games, shoes, alcohol and Twitter have in common

Why is addiction spreading so fast and how do we turn the tide? This question is being addressed in a series of six free workshops at the Gathering Place from September 17 through October 22. 

Vancouver trustees upset by cut to Annual Facilities Grant

Vancouver school trustees are reeling from Thursday’s announcement of a $10.6 million cut from the Ministry of Education for funds earmarked to pay for building component upgrades and replacements to Vancouver’s elementary and secondary schools.  

Search for a new Superintendent of Schools/CEO underway

The Vancouver Board of Education has initiated its search for a new Superintendent of Schools/CEO for the Vancouver school district. As part of this search, the board of trustees have retained Pinton, Forrest and Madden as the executive search firm.

Vancouver Public Schools Foundation board votes to dissolve foundation

Last month, the Vancouver Public Schools Foundation’s board voted to dissolve the foundation effective June 30, 2009 and move responsibility for the accounts to the Vancouver School Board.