Sept15/14: Board Meeting: The Record Off The Record: Auditor General Audited Financial Statements SD61

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The Report of the SD61 Committee on Public Engagement is posted on the SD61 website. It’s not all that prominent, under the Board of Education category, in “subcommittees” in the drop-down menu. Have a look at the potential restrictions on asking a question at a Board meeting if you’re a member of the public, and the potential restrictions on public recording of public meetings. Continue reading

April 23/14: The Record Off The Record: Special Budget Meeting / Final SD61 Budget Vote

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Following the budget vote is a vote on the official Budget Bylaw so the budget can be sent to the Ministry of Education. I voted against all three Bylaw readings in one meeting, which needs unanimous agreement, so the final vote went to an email “poll vote”. I voted no in that final vote. I do not agree with closing a school this year, or with the cuts required since 2001 (which included closing many other schools). The cuts are direct results of underfunding and offloading of costs to School Districts by the Province. Continue reading