School district community members are invited to provide input on budget priorities that fall under the Operating Budget and align with the school district's strategic priorities.
Each year, the North Vancouver School District undertakes a public consultation process for input on budget priorities that fall under the Operating Budget and align with the school district's strategic priorities.
With the resources available, and in alignment with the mandate for public schooling and Framework for Enhancing Student Learning, the school district prioritizes the advancement of its strategic priorities.
Members of the school district community, including students and their families, staff, Indigenous rights holders, education partner groups, and community members are invited and encouraged to provide input and feedback.
The school district's budget, which is approximately $236 million, is comprised of three areas: Operating, Special Purpose and Capital.
The Operating Budget supports student enrolment and collective agreement provisions. It funds instructional programs, staffing, administration, school technology, school resources, and facilities operations, maintenance, and transportation. Approximately 90% of the Operating Budget is allocated to staffing, with the remainder allocated toward programs, supplies and services, and necessary expenses such as utilities and insurance.
Special Purpose Funds are targeted to specific programs and services, such as StrongStart or Ready, Set Learn, and cannot be used for purposes other than the targeted intended items.
The Capital Budget must be spent on capital, such as building maintenance, capital construction and capital equipment acquisition.
The school district would like to hear your thoughts on our approach outlined below, including whether there is anything you would like us to consider as we plan for the 2024/25 school year.
Contributions from members of the community will be summarized for the Board of Education's consideration in its budget deliberations, and before the budget is approved.
From February 1 to 29, 2024:
We encourage members of the community to share input and feedback using
the options listed above. Alternatively,
community members can also call 604.998.5100 and leave a voice message.
Public Standing Committee meetings:
Meeting agendas are published on the
Public Meetings web page on the Thursday afternoon preceding the public meeting. Standing Committee Meetings take place in person at the Education Services Centre, 5th floor, 2121 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver.
The information that follows is included in the online survey.
a summary of each strategic priority, followed by how the school district
allocated resources to advance
the strategic priorities during the 2023/24 school year (and based on the 2023/24 budget development process).
Provide equity-based education that supports the learning needs of all students.
We do this by
Our approach to advancing this district priority
Enhance innovative and effective approaches and curriculum to develop educated citizens.
Enhance our welcoming, safe and inclusive culture and learning environment.
Promote mental health and well-being through social emotional learning and trauma-informed practices.
Champion truth, healing and reconciliation, and embed Indigenous ways of knowing.
Lead on sustainable practices and nature-based learning to address environmental challenges.