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 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. Because of a scheduling conflict the October 2019 meeting will be held on the third Tuesday and will be held in the Administration Office. Members of the public are welcome to attend all board meetings. An informal question period is provided towards the end of each meeting.
Scheduled Board Meetings 2019/20
- Tuesday, September 24
- Tuesday, October 15 (Admin Office)
- Tuesday, November 12 (Admin Office, 5:30 pm)
- Tuesday, November 26
- Tuesday, December 10
- Tuesday, January 28, 2020
- Tuesday, February 25
- Tuesday, March 10
- Tuesday, April 28
- Tuesday, May 26
- Tuesday, June 23
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. Audience members should identify themselves before asking their question. 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.
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.