Board Meetings

The Burnaby Board of Education meets at 7:00 pm on the fourth Tuesday of every month during the regular school year, except for March and December when meetings are scheduled to avoid school vacations.

Until further notice board meetings will be held via video conference because of concerns regarding public gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you would like to attend any of these meetings please email board@burnabyschools.ca for access details. If you require an American Sign Language interpreter please include this in your access request. If you would like to submit a question, please email your question to board@burnabyschools.ca by 8:00 am on the Monday prior to the meeting. For more information about asking a question see Asking Questions at a Board Meeting below.

Scheduled Board Meetings 2020/21

  • Wednesday, August 26
  • Tuesday, September 22
  • Tuesday, October 27
  • Tuesday, November 24
  • Tuesday, December 8
  • Tuesday, January 26, 2021
  • Tuesday, February 23
  • Tuesday, March 9
  • Tuesday, April 27
  • Tuesday, May 25
  • Tuesday, June 22

Board Correspondence

The Secretary-Treasurer’s department is the official office of communications for the Board. Communications addressed to the Board will be included on the agenda of the next meeting. The deadline for submissions is 9 am on the Wednesday prior to the meeting. Communications should be forwarded to:

board@burnabyschools.ca

Secretary-Treasurer
Burnaby Board of Education
5325 Kincaid Street
Burnaby, BC V5G 1W2

Fax: 604-296-6910

Delegations

Individuals or groups wishing to make a presentation to the Board should submit a written request to the Secretary-Treasurer no later than 9 am on the Wednesday prior to the meeting they wish to attend. The request should outline the matter to be presented and provide the name and contact details of the spokesperson. Requests should be forwarded to the Secretary-Treasurer, as noted above.

Presentations must not exceed 10 minutes. Lengthier written briefings will be accepted for the Board’s consideration.

If the presentation is supported with any written (electronic or paper-based) material and information, please ensure that the Secretary-Treasurer’s office (board@burnabyschools.ca) receives a copy of all materials by the Thursday morning prior to the meeting.

Asking Questions at a Board Meeting

The Board welcomes questions regarding its decisions, practices or agenda items. There is usually a designated question period at the end of each public meeting. Questions or comments about personal issues, individuals or property acquisitions are not appropriate for public meetings. Anyone who has questions on such issues should contact the office of the Secretary-Treasurer. Until the Board resumes its regular format for meetings anyone who would like to ask a question is asked to submit the question to board@burnabyschools.ca by 8:00 am on the Monday prior to the meeting.

Communication Break

An opportunity to speak with trustees and district staff is usually provided at the end of each public meeting. Until the Board resumes its regular format for meetings anyone who would like to contact trustees and staff is asked to do so via email, phone or regular mail.

Contacting Trustees

Trustees can be contacted directly or through the office of the Secretary-Treasurer: 604-296-6900, extension 661-004.