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Budget 2021-2022

Vancouver Board of Education


The timeline for the development of the 2021-2022 budget has now been fully approved.  Decisions on the timeline were made at the November 30, 2020, December 14, 2020 and April 6, 2021 Board meetings.

Divisional Budget

The link below is to the Divisional Budget document for the development of the 2021-2022 Annual Budget.  The three columns in the document are (left to right) the preliminary annual budget for 2020-2021, the Year to Date actual results to April 30, 2021 and the Draft Base Budget for 2021-2022.  The Draft Base Budget is the detail for the Summary Schedules (2, 2A and 2B) on page 7-9 of the Draft Annual Budget for 2021-2022 released to stakeholder groups on May 12th, 2021. 

Divisional Budget

2021/2022 Budget Timeline

The budget email address (  is now active for accepting written submissions regarding budget priorities for development of the 2021-2022 operating budget.  For background, please refer to the Budget Development Process document (linked here).  All written submissions to the Board are considered to be public documents.  The Board, therefore, reserves the right to make any submissions available to the public.

The Board received a draft status quo operating fund budget on March 29, 2021 at a Special Board meeting.  (PowerPoint presented at the meeting).  Questions or comments on the draft budget for the Committee of the Whole meetings scheduled for April 6 and 15, 2021 are also submitted through this email address.

If you prefer to provide a hard copy of your submission, including perhaps supporting material, please mail to:

Secretary Treasurer's Office, Vancouver School Board 

2nd Floor - 1580 West Broadway 

 Vancouver, BC  V6J 5K8 

 Attention:  Administrative Office Assistant

Those who wish to participate in the on-line Committee of the Whole Board meetings, presenting on budget priorities or regarding the draft status quo budget, must register by sending an email to .  Your  email must be received by our office by 4:30 pm on the Wednesday before the Committee of the Whole Board meeting date.  Please indicate if you will be presenting on behalf of a group and include the name of the group, if applicable.  Your registration  will be confirmed by the Secretary Treasurer’s Office through this budget email address, and technical support will be provided as required.  

Budget Engagement Summary Report:

The online engagement 2021-2022 budget development survey was available between February 9 and February 19, 2021 and is now complete.

Engagement with the District’s formal stakeholder groups and the broader public is part of the annual budget development process. Please see the summary report here for the 2021-2022 Budget Development Engagement.

Budget Correspondence and Delegations Submissions Received to Date:

2021-2022 Budget Timeline 

Nov. 23, 2020

Finance CommitteeBudget process and timeline

Finance Committee Nov 23, 2020:
- Agenda

Nov. 30, 2020

Board Public MeetingApprove budget process and timeline  (partially approved)

Board Meeting Nov 30, 2020:
- Agenda
- Minutes
Jan. 11, 2021 (9:00-9:45 am)CUPE 15 Stakeholder Workshop
Jan. 11, 2021 (10:15-11:00 am) VEPVPA and VASSA Stakeholder Workshop
Jan. 11, 2021 (1:00-1:45 pm)IUOE Stakeholder Workshop
January 11, 2021 (2:15-3:00 pm)Building Trades Stakeholder Workshop
Jan. 13, 2021 (9:00-9:15 am)PASA Stakeholder Workshop

Jan. 13, 2021 (10:15-11:00 am)CUPE 407 Stakeholder Workshop
Jan. 13, 2021 (1:00-1:45 pm)VESTA Stakeholder Workshop

Jan. 13, 2021 (2:15-3:00 pm)VSTA Stakeholder Workshop

Jan. 14, 2021 (3:30-4:15 pm)VDSC Stakeholder Workshop

Jan. 15, 2021 (1:00-1:45 pm)
DPAC Stakeholder Workshop

Jan. 15, 2021

Release Budget  Process DocumentDescribe the process and survey assumptions and priorities.

Jan. 20, 2021

Finance CommitteeBudget Process document,  Draft Public Engagement questions
Budget Development Process Document 2021/2022

Finance Committee Meeting Jan 20, 2021:
- Agenda
- Minutes
Feb. 2, 2021

Committee of the Whole

Delegations, Stakeholder and public  input on priorities and stakeholder workshops feedback

Special Board/ Committee of the Whole Meeting Feb 2, 2021:
- Agenda
- Minutes
Feb. 8, 2021

Budget Survey OpenSurvey open for input - budget  priorities, budget proposals

Feb. 17, 2021

Finance CommitteeAmended Budget, review Committee of the Whole input

Finance Committee Feb 17, 2021:
- Agenda
- Minutes

Feb. 19, 2021

Budget Survey Closes

Feb. 22, 2021

Board Public MeetingAmended Budget Approval
Amended Annual Budget 2020/2021

Board Meeting Feb 22, 2021:
- Agenda
- Minutes

March 2, 2021

Committee of the WholeDelegations, Stakeholder and public input on priorities, budget survey results.
Engagement Summary Report 2021/2022

Special Board/ Committee of the Whole Meeting Mar 2, 2021:
- Agenda
- Meeting Minutes (Approved March 29, 2021)
March 12, 2021
Ministry of Education Funding Announcement
March 15-26, 2021Spring Break

Develop Budget 2021-2022 draft

March 29, 2021Special Board Public MeetingPresent Status Quo Budget 2021-2022 draft
Meeting PowerPoint
Full Meeting Agenda(With Ppt and Draft Budget)
Meeting Minutes (Approved April 6, 2021)

April 6, 2021

Committee of the WholeDelegations, Stakeholder and public input on the draft budget
Full Meeting Agenda (With Ppt and delegation submission)
- Meeting Minutes (Approved April 15, 2021)

April 15, 2021

Committee of the WholeDelegations, Stakeholder and public input on the draft budget
Meeting PowerPoint (with budget updates)
Full Meeting Agenda (With Ppt)
Meeting Minutes (Approved April 26, 2021)

April 21, 2021

Finance Committee MeetingMeeting Agenda
Meeting Minutes (Approved April 26, 2021)
April 16-22, 2021


Prepare recommendations based on delegation and stakeholder feedback for trustees to consider at the April 26, 2021 Board meeting.
April 26, 2021Board Public MeetingMeeting Agenda
May 12, 2021Finance Committee MeetingDraft Divisional Budget
May 25, 2021Board Public MeetingThree Readings and Adoption of Budget 2021-2022
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