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
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
McNally: Will continue to point out that the term “absenteeism” is not the same as “absences”. “Absenteeism” sounds like a career choice, not a struggle.
Parent: No one asked the parents….Someone told me that SD61 had contracted an expert to assist them with moving forward with this inclusion policy, and that she had said that even 5 minutes of meaningful inclusion is better than none. Agreed. But what happens to the other 355 minutes? Suggest put neurotypicals in [child with low incidence designation]’s classroom as home room, instead of the other way around. Request to keep the District Program at Arbutus open.
Elected Trustees: Leonard (1996), Ferris (1999), Orcherton (1999), Loring-Kuhanga (2011), McNally (2011), Nohr (2011), Paynter (2014), Watters (2014), Whiteaker (2014) P. 1 Board meeting / general info P. 2. DPAC Constitution (more interesting than it sounds – each school PAC has its own but they apparently aren’t posted) Voting Day Local Elections October 20, 2018. New rules and info here. I plan to stand for election […]