Board Meetings

Public meetings of the Burnaby Board of Education are held on the second and fourth Monday of every month during the regular school year, unless otherwise noted below. Meetings begin at 7 pm and are held at either the District Administration Office, 5325 Kincaid Street, or Burnaby Central Secondary School, 6011 Deer Lake Parkway. In July and August, meetings are held at the call of the Chair. Members of the community are welcome to attend all public meetings. Individuals or groups are also welcome to make a presentation to the Board. The agenda is posted online the Friday afternoon prior to the scheduled public meeting. Meeting minutes are posted after they are approved by the Board.

Scheduled Board Meetings 2017/18

  • September 11 (Administration Office), September 25 (Burnaby Central Secondary)
  • October 23 (Burnaby Central Secondary)
  • November 27 (Burnaby Central Secondary)
  • December 11 (Burnaby Central Secondary)
  • January 8 (No meeting), January 22 (Burnaby Central Secondary)
  • February 26 (Burnaby Central Secondary)
  • March 12 (Administration Office)
  • April 9 (Administration Office), April 23 (Burnaby Central Secondary)
  • May 14 (Administration Office), May 28 (Burnaby Central Secondary)
  • June 11 (Administration Office), June 25 (Burnaby Central Secondary)

Writing to the Board

Letters 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. Letters may be emailed, mailed or faxed to:

board@sd41.bc.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 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 may be emailed, mailed or faxed to:

board@sd41.bc.ca

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

Fax: 604-296-6910

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

Written Presentations
If the presentation is supported with any written (electronic or paper-based) material and information, please ensure that the Secretary-Treasurer’s office (604-296-6900, extension 661-004) 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.

Communication Break

An opportunity to speak with trustees and district staff is usually provided at the end of each public meeting.

Contacting Trustees

Trustees can be contacted directly or through the District Administration Office 604-296-6900, extension 661-004.