There has been a lot of discussion in the media recently regarding the provincial education budget. To help provide more insight into the Vancouver Board of Education (VBE) budget specifically, here is a presentation by VBE Secretary-Treasurer Rick Krowchuck, which includes information about funding allocation and the operating budget:
There is a projected shortfall of $14.77 million in the 2015/2016 VBE budget. As a result, the Vancouver Board of Education has written the following letter to the Minister of Education, Peter Fassbender, and the Minister of Finance, Michael de Jong:
Also, there are several parent groups who are stepping up and taking action. On the following sites, you can find more about what they have done and will be doing, along with suggestions of how you can help speak up:
Please send any blog entries to firstname.lastname@example.org (and include a photo if you can). See our blog guidelines.
Visit our Newsletters page for the latest school newsletters (and some old ones too)