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Unofficial meeting records and more from SD61 Greater Victoria

I was first elected in November 2011. P 1: 3 year term January 2012 – December 2014 (New Board sworn in after November 2014 civic elections) P 2: Re-elected 4 year term January 2015-November 2018 (the 2018 civic election campaign period shortened by a month ) P 3: Re-elected 4 year term   November 2018.   The […]

While researching existing BC School District Policies on trustee codes of ethics and related censure policies, I discovered that the BC School Trustees’ Association does not review Policies or require any standardization in regard to developed by Boards of Education. Which makes it possible for  this interesting Policy to be on the books in SD74 […]

SD61 Board of Education advocacy letters under Board of Education menu. At D.2 a, March 9 Agenda (P 20):   At the January 6, 2020 Education Policy and Directions Committee Meeting Trustee McNally put forward the following motion for consideration:“That the Board of Education of Greater Victoria (School District 61) instruct the Chair to write […]

This synopsis of the 35 page report by the investigating lawyer Roslyn Goldner was provided for SD61 Trustees on April 13, 2019.  It’s full of loaded words, general conclusions drawn from one supposed incident, and many more examples of writing that is about as far from objective as you can get, very similar to the […]

This debacle started early in 2019. Not only was the entire Board criticized by  17 anonymous members of the Principals and Vice Principals Association of SD 61 – each Trustee (I assume) received a specific personal  criticism. My rebuttal is below the criticism. I apparently have no right to know my accusers. To every rebuttal, […]

I asked the Chair for 30 seconds to speak after the reading of the censure resolution. I was denied. Here’s my 30 seconds, with my full letter to the Board following: Thank you for the opportunity to say a few words this evening. [I didn’t get the opportunity to speak; denied by the Chair.] I […]

  Voting members of OPPS present: Leonard (chair), Watters (ex officio), Whiteaker Voting members of OPPS absent: Hentze, Paynter Also present (no vote): Duncan, McNally Heads up re “Recommended” motions: All motion  on the agendas are “recommended” now, coming to the Standing Committee agenda recommended by whom except the mover / ad hoc committee not […]