June 16/14: Board Meeting: The Record Off the Record: 2014-15 Achievement Contract / WiFi Free School

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F.3 Nohr: That the Board write another letter to Premier Clark and Minister Fassbender requesting that the Premier demonstrate good faith bargaining by providing the BC Public School Employers’ Association (BCPSEA) with a renewed mandate to bargain class size and composition into the collective agreement; and that the Premier request BCPSEA and the BCTF to use the services of a special mediator with a view to reaching an agreement as soon as possible. / Defeated. For: Loring-Kuhanga, McNally, Nohr Against: Ferris, Horsman, Leonard, Orcherton Continue reading

BC Public School Board Letters #1 : June 27/14

The last Record Off The Record for the 2013-2014 school year, covering the June 16, 2014 Board meeting will be posted soon.

The voting record for standing committees and Board meetings, a sticky post on this blog, will be updated over the summer. It currently covers  January 2012 when I first took office as a Trustee (votes were not recorded at that time, and began to be recorded after my motion to do that)  to June  2013.

As the BC Liberals prolong the teachers’ strike, saving money every day on teachers’ salaries and refusing to commit that money back into public education, I’ve had many requests for School Trustees to “do something”, “show leadership”, “demand a mediator”. Districts have been writing letters. School District 61’s letter is far too mildly worded for my taste but the Chair is directed by majority vote of the Board and a desire for stronger wording was not supported by the majority.

School District websites should have some section for communications. Many letters have been sent already. Starting today I will post letters written by Boards.

The British Columbia School Trustees Association sent a letter on June 23 asking teachers to stand down from the picket lines.  As a School Trustee I was not consulted and was dismayed  to see this letter.  The SD61 Board was not given time to consider the content. Given the twelve years of injustice in regard to public school teachers  and public education in this province I do not agree with suggestions  that teachers should stand down from the line.

School district letters follow the BCSTA letter.

Letter to BCTF-BCPSEA re impasse June 23 2014128.2014_05_23_Letter_to_BCPSEA_re_job_action_and_engaging_a_mediator2014-06-26 M.Tarr, SD53 to P.Fassbender-- bargaining2014-06-26 M.Tarr, SD53 to Partners in Education-- bargaining2014-06-26 J.Campbell, SD40 New West to J.Iker and P.Fassbender-- bargaining2014-06-26 R.Huscroft, SD8 Kootenay Lake 1 to P.Fassbender and BCPSEA-- bargaining2014-06-26 R.Huscroft, SD8 Kootenay Lake 2 to P.Fassbender and BCPSEA-- bargaining2014-06-26 B.Turanski, SD22 Vernon to P.Fassbender-- bargaining2014-06-26 R.McFarlane, SD35 Langley to M. Roberts, J.Iker, and P.Fassbender-- bargaining2014-06-26 S.Warrington, SD57 Prince George to P.Fassbender-- exams2014-06-26 S.Warrington, SD57 Prince George money to C.Clark, P.Fassbender-- bargaining and funding2014-06-26 S.Warrington, SD57 Prince Geroge nego 1 to C.Clark, P.Fassbender, J.Iker, and M.Marchbank-- non-stop bargaining2014-06-26 S.Warrington, SD57 Prince George nego 2 to C.Clark, P.Fassbender, J.Iker, and M.Marchbank-- non-stop bargaining

 

 

 

June 2/14: Ed Policy: The Record Off The Record: Culture and Community, French Immersion, Achievement Contract

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Notice of Motions for Board meeting June 16: a) Alpha: That the board direct senior administration to consult with school communities to explore the possibility of an elementary school site that could be designated wifi free so the rents requesting accommodation for tier children will have a public school option that meets their needs. b) Alpha: That the Board provide a written rationale of the Board’s decision regarding designating an elementary school site as wifi free to the parents requesting accommodation for their children after the board has made that decision. Continue reading