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E.80: Note: These provisions supersede and replace all previous articles that addressed class size, composition and staffing levels. Continue reading
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No recording is available at this time as the Board office is behind a picket line. The meeting took place at Goward House, 2495 Arbutus Road. No pagination as this was a short meeting.
A. Commencement of Meeting
[We thank the Coast Salish people for allowing this meeting on their Territory.]
A.1 Approval of Agenda: Approved unanimously with addition of report by Superintendent at C; move C and D down. [Full packup with Bylaw and changes linked]
B. Bylaw 9005: Trustee Elections and By-Elections
Recommended Motions: [Secretary-Treasurer]: That the Board agree to give all three readings of Bylaw 9005 Trustee Elections and By-Elections at the meeting of August 25, 2014. Motion to be carried unanimously. / Carried unanimously.
That Bylaw 9005, Trustee Elections and By-Elections be read 1st, 2nd, 3d time, passed and adopted this 25th day of August, 2014./ Carried unanimously.
Post-meeting research: Highlands is a separate municipality, so should be listed as Saanich is. SD61 serves only a portion of Saanich, so Highlands can be listed as Saanich is, since SD61 serves only a portion of the Highlands as well. The CRD Juan De Fuca electoral area includes the Esquimalt and Songhees Reserves which are within the Greater Victoria School District. It is those reserves that the “CRD” term refers to. I hope in the final version of this Bylaw that the reserves will be named, at least in parentheses. I will bring a motion to amend (seconded Loring-Kuhanga) to that effect if necessary when the Bylaw is finalized.
C. Superintendent’s Report
D. Public Disclosure of In Camera Items: No in camera meeting preceding.
E. Adjournment: [As in 99% of meetings, Ferris, and once in the middle of a meeting] Ferris: Motion to adjourn. / Carried. 7 pm
Letters from School Boards #5
In the BCSTA Back To School Plan below, teacher are asked to lower their expectations for salary and benefits. BC teachers are among the lowest paid in Canada. Beginning teachers in BC are paid the second lowest salary in public schools in Canada, above only Prince Edward Island. The government considers CUPE Education Assistants for children with special needs a “benefit” fo teachers, like glasses or massage therapy treatments. Ridiculous? Yes, Duplicitous? Yes. Disrespectful of children with special needs and their parents? Yes.
Although the BCSTA is “my” organization, as an individual Trustee, for the above reasons, I can’t support the Back To School Plan.