BC school district budget proposals for 2021/22 are in the works or being finalized beginning this month.



April 13th, 14th or 15th

Please check your district below for dates and times, I have included them where possible.

This page will gather links to budget meetings processes and any information we find, including details about proposed budget cuts. Please do share information about your school district budget or any concerns you may have.

Budgets have a huge impact on service delivery. Every year BCEdAccess wishes they had time to pursue this. This year, many districts are considering very large cuts – some of the larger districts in the millions of dollars range. We all need to be paying attention.

ALWAYS check with your school District for the most up to date and correct information; this page is being provided to gather the District information in one place but should not be seen as a replacement for official information.

Please contact us if you see missing or incorrect information, or if there are broken links.


BC School District Budgets:

5 – Southeast Kootenay


April 13 1:00 & 3:00 p.m. Board Meetings Cranbrook
April 27 (Tues) Committee Meetings

6 – Rocky Mountain

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 7:00 p.m. Golden Zone, Golden Secondary School


8 – Kootenay Lake

May 11, 2021 COTW and regular board meeting – 2021/22 budget on agenda

April 13, 2021 1 and 3 pm n/a Public Request for
Invitation to comment, survey.
Separate student survey.
Updated Draft Budget Available Online.
All Partner Groups:
Committee Members,

10 – Arrow Lakes

19 – Revelstoke

20 – Kootenay-Columbia


Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Presentation tbd
PUBLIC PRESENTATION (or e-link to power point presentation)
Presentation of Superintendent’s Proposed Budget Posted on Website
c/w feedback request

22 – Vernon


April 14, 2021
(Wednesday) 5:30
• Budget Information / Feedback Meeting for Staff and Public

23 – Central Okanagan

April 14, 2021 3:30 Incamera Board Meeting
6:00 Public Board Meeting

27 – Cariboo-Chilcotin

April 13, 2021 4:30 pm Finance and Facilities Meeting

28 – Quesnel


33 – Chilliwack


Public Budget Presentation – 2021/22 Operating Budget

On April 13, 2021, the Budget Advisory Committee of the Chilliwack Board of Education will hold a public presentation during the Regular Board meeting and invite input into the 2021/2022 Operating Budget. Secretary Treasurer Gerry Slykhuis will present an overview of the School District’s financial information and budget development process. Due to the current pandemic and physical distancing measures, this meeting will be held via Zoom and recorded for the public to view. If you would like provide input or have questions regarding the budget, please email: gerry_slykhuis@sd33.bc.ca.

34 – Abbotsford


April 13 Board Meeting: Preliminary Budget estimates 7 pm
April 20 Finance & Facilities: Budget Review
May 6 Public Information Meeting

35 – Langley


Meeting April 13, 2021 4pm – no agenda yet

36 – Surrey

April 14, 2021 Board Meeting 7 pm


Quote from budget presentation in above document:

“We didn’t have the enrolment we budgeted and spent for $10M
• We don’t have the federal one time money $29M
• We don’t have the provincial one time money $5M
• We have losses in rentals, international
• In the end…we face a deficit of over $40M”


37 – Delta

Next board meeting:

April 20, 20217:30 pm-9:30 pm

Public release of budget recommendations: April 29th (see this document):


Budget process:


38 – Richmond

Wed, Apr 21 2021, 11am – 12pm

Next Finance and Legal Committee


April 28th next Board Meeting


Budget process:


39 – Vancouver

Approx. $15 million shortfall cited


April 15, 2021
Committee of the WholeDelegations, Stakeholder and public input on the draft budget

40 – New Westminister

April 12-23, 2021 Online TBD Budget Consultation Process Community, Staff,
Parents, Students Collect community and stakeholder feedback
13-Apr-21 Online 6:15 PM Operations Policy & Planning Committee Committee Members Estimated Structural Surplus/Deficit
21-Apr-21 Online TBD Student Symposium Trustees/Staff/Students Collect student feedback

41 – Burnaby

There will be a special public budget meeting at 5:00 pm on Thursday, May 6 via ZOOM.  If you would like to make a presentation at this meeting, please register with the office of the Secretary-Treasurer by phone at 604-296-6900, extension 661-004 or by email at budget@burnabyschools.ca by 1:00 pm on May 5, 2021.

Approx. $10 million shortfall cited

42 – Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows


Wednesday, April 14, 2021BOARD MEETINGPresentation of the Proposed 2021/22 Preliminary Budget.

43 – Coquitlam


Regular Public Meeting – Presentation of 2021-2022 Preliminary Budget
Tuesday, April 13, 2021, 7:00 p.m. Virtual Meeting via Zoom – https://sd43-bc-ca.zoom.us/j/68569138081

The Preliminary Budget will be presented at this Regular Public Board Meeting with an opportunity to ask questions.  Please review the information above regarding the virtual meeting procedures. 

44 – North Vancouver

Building The Budget Presentation from April 6th Board Meeting:

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 Virtual Board Meeting 6:30 pm

Budget process:


45 – West Vancouver

Finance and Facilities Meeting

April 13, 2021, 8:30am – Online MS Teams / Agenda / Minute

The Board of Education holds regularly scheduled meetings of the Finance & Facilities Committee throughout the school year. Finance & Facilities Committee meetings are held at the School Board Office, 1075 – 21st Street.

You are welcome to attend the public portion of Finance & Facilities Committee meetings.
We value your input and welcome your suggestions.

46 – Sunshine Coast

April 27, 2021 Operations Committee Meeting will have a budget summary, according to district communications plan in this agenda:

47 – Powell River

A School Trustee by-election will be held on Saturday, April 24, 2021 to elect three (3) trustees to represent the Board of Education of School District 47 (Powell River) for the balance of the four year term ending November 2022. 


no discernible budget information for 2021-22

48 – Sea to Sky


no details yet

49 – Central Coast

April 13, 2021 Board Meeting – budget draft on the agenda

50 – Haida Gwaii

There was a budget process presentation April 8th. No document found on the website.

51 – Boundary

April 13, 2021 Board Meeting

52 – Prince Rupert

Budget Decisions and Approval on
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 –Board Meeting

53 – Okanagan-Similkameen


54 – Bulkley Valley

Board of Education Committee Meetings permalinkWhen4/13/2021, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PMWhereSchool Board Office

57 – Prince George

Minutes above reference the 2021-22 budget planning process.

Next Board meeting: April 27, 2021

58 – Nicola-Similkameen

59 – Peace River South

WhenApril 21, 2021, 1 – 3pmLocationSchool Board Office – Dawson Creek

60 – Peace River North

Board meeting April 19, 2021

61 – Victoria

Monday, April 12th, Operations and Policy Meeting, 7 pm – motion regarding budget process for students with special needs coming to the table

Tuesday, April 13th, Special Budget Meeting, 6 pm

Presentation with budget proposal details (over 7 million dollars in proposed cuts)


CTV article April 12, 2021

62 – Sooke

April 13, 2021 Resources meeting – budget process presentation (quotes from Agenda

“the total anticipated pressure has been estimated at $2.339 m with
$1.566 m of that being structural and $.773 m being non-structural pressures”

“Staff will present some possible options that could be used to manage the structural pressure
down to approximately $.600 m and eliminate the non-structural pressure”

Agenda document:


63 – Saanich


April 14 School Board Meeting, 7:00pm
April 15 School Communities and Public Budget Meeting, location TBD, 7:00pm

64 – Gulf Islands

April 14, 2021 1 pm – Regular Board meeting, CFO will report on 2021/22 Expenditure Plan

67 – Okanagan Skaha

April 13, 2021 meeting of Business Committee of the Whole, 4 pm

68 – Nanaimo-Ladysmith

April 14, 6 pm – meeting of Business Commitee, 6 pm


Nanaimo News Bulletin article April 12, 2021

69 – Qualicum

April 13/2021 Trustees/District and School Administration meet with
MATA/CUPE/DPAC Representatives
Time: 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Location ZOOM
Purpose: To review draft budgets in comparison to preliminary revenues. Members of the public
are welcome to attend and provide comments/ask questions at the end of the meeting.


70 – Alberni

Apr 13, 2021 Ucluelet Secondary School (Budget Input) 5:00pm

71 – Comox Valley

April 13, 2021 Education Committee Meeting

April 27, 2021 Regular Board Meeting

No details on budget process

72 – Campbell River

April 14, 2021
(7 p.m.)
Budget information will be reviewed by the board and the parent advisory groups.


April 13, 2021 Regular Board Meeting

Teams link:


73 – Kamloops/Thompson

The public, parent groups, local media and employee partner groups were shown details of the budget at a live streamed special board meeting on Thursday, April 8, 2021.

Comments and questions regarding the draft budget will be accepted until April 21, 2021 and posted to the Q & A below. Your comments and questions will be posted along with your first name and last initial. 

All public and stakeholder input received will be presented to the Board on April 22. On April 26, at a regular Board Meeting, the Budget will come forward to the Board for a motion. 


74 – Gold Trail

75 – Mission

Committee of the Whole Meeting

April 27, 2021 – 2021/2022 Budget


78 – Fraser-Cascade

April 12, 2021 Budget Advisory Committee Meeting

79 – Cowichan Valley

Tuesday, April 13thSpecial Board Education & Business CommitteeReview of funding and options.

Budget process:


Survey responses collected till April 20th

81 – Fort Nelson

April 20, 2021 Board Meeting 6 pm

No sign of any budget information of any kind on website

82 – Coast Mountains

April 21, 2021 (Virtual & Livestreamed) 5 pm


83 – North Okanagan-Shuswap

April 20, 2021 – via Teams 6:00 pm

84 – Vancouver Island West

April 12, 2021 4 pm

85 – Vancouver Island North

April 12, 2021
Committee of the Whole: Budget
5:00 pm
Zoom Conference

87 – Stikine

No sign of any budget information of any kind on website or board meetings


91 – Nechako Lakes

April 19, 2021Integris Community TheatreNechako Valley Secondary School, Vanderhoof
6 pm


92 – Nisga’a

No information on board meeting dates upcoming or budgets.


93 – Conseil Scolaire Francophone

No information on board meeting dates upcoming or budgets.

Meeting April 10th discussed the 2021-2022 budget


Independent School Budgets:

Independent schools may or may not disclose their budgets publicly. Where we have the information we may share. Please email tracy@bcedaccess.com with the link if you have one to share!

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