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.
Unofficial meeting records and more from SD61 Greater Victoria
Lined Paper is my personal record of and commentary on SD61 Board and Standing Committee meetings. Official, approved minutes are on the SD61 website, one month after the meeting. SD61 Greater Victoria School District includes students in Esquimalt, Oak Bay, Victoria, View Royal, parts of Saanich and the Highlands, and the Traditional Territories of the Songhees and Esquimalt […]
Are we moving toward funding public education with golf tournaments? School District 61 already has status as a charity. Anyone can send in money any time. So do individual schools, which is problematic in the context of equity. This Foundation proposal demands an examination of expedience vs principle.
Is establishing a Foundation with private funders to fund public education holding the Ministry of Education and the Provincial government’s feet to the fire, or inviting them to kick back and roast vegan marshmallows while the Foundation’s staff (if it is large and wealthy enough to have its own staff and not utilize District staff) organizes and holds golf tournaments and solicits contributions from corporations and individual philanthropists?
As I was on the ferry Monday night to Vancouver in order to participate in the BCSTA‘s Bylaws Review Committee the next day, I could not attend this Education Policy and Directions Standing Committee meeting. Looking through the agenda, there is a lot to be pleased about. I’m still not used to hopes being just […]