Planning & Facilities
The Planning and Facilities Division is responsible for delivery of all approved capital projects which includes new school construction, seismic upgrades, major renovations, as well as land acquisition and development.
The Division is also responsible for short and long range facilities planning; assessing education programming needs and school space use; submitting the capital planning requirements to the Ministry; school traffic planning, establishing district-wide educational facilities plans and policies; and analyzing enrolment and development trends.
Planning and Facilities is responsible for the planning, management andadministration of all capital projects in the district. Capital projects include seismic upgrades and renovations to existing facilities as well as the construction of new school facilities and additions.
When schools are being renovated or constructed, VBE takes special care in site safety to ensure that students and staff are safe and school disruption is minimized.
Seismic upgrades will make our schools safer in the event of an earthquake. Seismic upgrades also present a key opportunity to revitalize school building infrastructure.
Heritage retention of school buildings is an important consideration in seismic upgrade renewal projects. To date, the VBE has completed 28 seismic upgrade projects to existing school buildings.
A collaborative and integrated planning approach is
District information on population, development and enrolment trends.
School facilities are designed to be learner-centered, safe, and sustainable. Seismic upgrades and new school construction present opportunities to design school facilities to meet the challenges of today and the opportunities of tomorrow.
VBE works with the school comunity, City of Vancouver staff and the police to improve traffic safety around schools and encourage more students to walk or bike to school.
VBE is working toward making all of our schools more energy efficient while providing a better working environment for students and staff.
Please contact Planning & Facilities staff at 604 713-5254.