The Burnaby Board of Education meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month during the regular school year, with the exception of March and December when meetings are scheduled to avoid school vacations. Meetings usually begin at 7 pm and are held in the District Conference Centre at Burnaby Central Secondary School, 6011 Deer Lake Parkway. In July and August, meetings are held at the call of the Chair. Members of the public are welcome to attend all board meetings. An informal question period is provided towards the end of each meeting.
Until further notice the meetings will be held via video conference because of concerns regarding public gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic and they will start at 5:00 pm. If you would like to attend any of these meetings please email email@example.com for access details. If you would like to submit a question, please email your question to firstname.lastname@example.org in advance of the meeting.
Scheduled Board Meetings 2020/21
- 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
The Secretary-Treasurer’s department is the official office of communications for the Burnaby Board of Education. Communications addressed to the Board will be included on the agenda of the next board meeting. The deadline for submissions is 9 am on the Wednesday prior to the meeting. Communications should be forwarded to:
Burnaby Board of Education
5325 Kincaid Street
Burnaby, BC V5G 1W2
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 board meeting they wish to attend. The request should outline the matter to be presented, provide the name and contact details of the spokesperson and indicate any audio-visual requirements. 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 (email@example.com) receives a copy of all materials by 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 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 of the Board. Anyone wishing to ask questions on such issues should contact the office of the Secretary-Treasurer. Until the Board resumes its regular format for board meetings, anyone wishing to ask a question is asked to submit the question in advance of the meeting to firstname.lastname@example.org.
An opportunity to speak with trustees and district staff is usually provided at the end of each public meeting.
Trustees can be contacted directly or through the office of the Secretary-Treasurer: 604-296-6900, extension 661-004.