Lined Paper

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) P2: Re-elected 4 year term January 2015-November 2018 (the 2018 civic election campaign period shortened by a month ) Jan 12 / 2012 McNally: Board provide FSA letter to parents […]

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.

Yes, I support inclusion. I taught children and youth with “severe and profound” challenges for ten years. If a student is non verbal, has no communication system reliably developed,  and does not want to be in a situation, how to let everyone know that? “Behaviours” to be “managed” could  often be cries for help or […]

February 15/19 Partner Forum summary, Ministry of Education SD44 North Vancouver: “Our Board has not reached a consensus on the appropriateness of the prevalence model over a medical designation model. As illustrated in our Board discussion, the proposal is not well understood and various questions and concerns have been raised. Further, there is strong suspicion […]

  Could all the references to local Board “flexibility to meet local needs”  in reports supporting Profile Funding [prevalence] be the same offload onto Boards to bear the brunt of stakeholder frustration that we’ve experienced in an ongoing and increasingly untenable way since 2002, when the real problem is there is not enough funding to […]

As part of the ongoing boundary review in SD61, Victor School was being considered for treatment as a catchment school, meaning that students from the adjacent community would enter the school in regular classes, taking pressure off exiting schools, and that the Victor students would  move… someplace else. Lakehill was proposed. Parents received a letter […]