The Vancouver School District is committed to transparent and accountable public engagement and stakeholder feedback processes to inform planning decisions. Public engagement and stakeholder feedback processes will be designed and developed in accordance with Board policy and District administrative procedures. Public engagement activities are designed based on the IAP2 Spectrum of Public Participation.
2023/2024 Budget engagement
Each year, the Board considers a proposed budget for the upcoming school year. All school districts in the province have a legislative duty to pass a balanced budget for the upcoming school year by early summer. Ideas and comments about the budget were also encouraged through written submissions and an online engagement that took place in February and March. An engagement summary report was shared at the April 12, 2023 Finance Committee meeting.
Learn more about what we heard.
Preferred Secondary Schedule
The District is engaged students, families and staff to gain feedback on the current secondary school schedule.
QEA land surplus consideration
Following the June 2022 decision to close Queen Elizabeth Annex (QEA), the Board is now considering declaring the QEA site and its buildings surplus to the educational needs of the District. No decision has been made. The Board must first decide whether to surplus the land, before exploring alternative land use possibilities. Learn more
Consideration to close QEA
Staff at the Vancouver School District have recommended the Board of Education (Board) consider the closure of Queen Elizabeth Annex (QEA) school site by June 30, 2023. The Board approved the launch of a public engagement process in January, which is occurring February through April 2022.