The K-12 public education landscape in SD61 today is complex with many factors and issues to consider. Please let me know what you see as priorities. Contact me at McnallyTrustee@gmail.com, Facebook at Diane McNally SD61 Greater Victoria School Trustee, and Twitter at @McNallySD61BC. I’m asking for your support to continue to work on your behalf […]
Unofficial meeting records and more from SD61 Greater Victoria
This is an unofficial summary of all motions brought to Standing Committees and Board Meetings of School District 61 Greater Victoria (City of Victoria, Oak Bay, Esquimalt, View Royal, and part of Saanich) since January 2012, when I started my first term as Trustee, and all Trustees took office, after the November 2011 civic elections.
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The BCSTA – Ministry of Education Memorandum of Understanding supposedly enshrines a “co-governance” relationship. The bottom line is, the Ministry is in charge. Under the previous provincial government that was very clear. I had hoped for better this time. And all the extra teachers? Thank the BCTF. But how will the new funding formula affect […]
The Minister has made progress on most mandate points, which is encouraging. But we have all heard public announcements that there will be no new funding for public education. So what does “enhancement” mean in this context? It’s a carefully worded point. I wonder how funding can be “enhanced” if it’s not increased. Maybe in […]
In 2016 students presented to an Education Policy and Directions meeting specifying their disappointment with the changes Transit had made to student pass purchase. The cancellation of the $35-a-month youth pass, which could be bought for six or 12 months at a time, was among a number of changes announced by B.C. Transit in March. […]
The wonderful mural painted by SD61 students has as its title “Go Below The Surface”, an appropriate approach in almost any circumstance. Rob Fleming, Minister of Education, held an open house on June 29 to officially “unveil” this amazing mural. As the SD61 Board had not had a reply from the Minister to the Board’s letter […]
Whiteaker / Ferris: Amendment: Remove 3.2.3 “Animals will be removed from the classroom during any emergency, drill, evacuation, or otherwise”./ Carried. For: Ferris, Leonard, Loring-Kuhanga, Nohr, Orcherotn, Whiteaker Against: McNally, Paynter, Watters