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Learn more about the Surrey Board of Education


“We prepare our learners to think creatively and critically, communicate skillfully, and demonstrate care for self and others” - Surrey Board of Education vision statement.

With a new school year upon us, the Surrey Board of Education welcomes both new and returning families!

“Whether you're returning for another year or stepping foot in one of our schools for the very first time… know that you are part of a community that values your growth, curiosity, and individuality,” said board chair Laurie Larsen.

Like all public school districts in British Columbia, Surrey Schools is overseen by an elected board of trustees which is tasked with making decisions about the delivery of educational services, ensuring taxpayer dollars are spent effectively and efficiently, establishing policy, liaising with partners and community members, and much more.

The Surrey Board of Education is elected by the citizens of Surrey and White Rock every four years and is comprised of seven officials:

  • Laurie Larsen – Chair
  • Gary Tymoschuk – Vice-chair
  • Terry Allen – Trustee
  • Bob Holmes - Trustee
  • Laurae McNally - Trustee
  • Garry Thind - Trustee
  • Shawn Wilson – Trustee

As the largest school district in British Columbia, Surrey Schools also has the largest annual operating budget, exceeding $1 billion. These funds are used to operate and staff more than 130 sites for the nearly 80,000 students and more than 13,000 staff members who learn and work in our district.

The Surrey Board of Education holds public meetings each month, which community members are invited to attend. Meetings are also livestreamed and published online. You can view schedules, agendas and learn more about board meetings here. (Please note: Due to illness, the first meeting of the school year on Sept. 13 is being held virtually, but will be livestreamed, with a recording available the next day). 

Meetings for the 2023-24 school year are scheduled as follows:

 September 13 - virtual
 October 18 
 November 8 
 December 13

 January 17
 February 14
 March 13
 April 10
 May 8
 June 12

For more information on the Surrey Board of Education, click here. To explore the district’s policies and procedures, click here.

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