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 […]
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.
Ministry Funding Formula Report here: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/…review/independent_review_panel-final_report_2018.pdf Slides from SD43’s report which was sent as a pdf to all Boards of Education. SD61 Greater Victoria has not sent in anything for round 2 of consultation, which ends at the end of March. SD61 letters dated June 26 and May 1 2018 here.
BC School Act: Board is a corporation 65 … (3) Committees of trustees or individual trustees may not exercise the rights, duties and powers of the board. As locally elected officials, are City Councillors expected to sit quietly for four years if they disagree with a direction of Council? No. Yet it’s considered a violation […]
If you – an employee in BC’s public schools, a parent who sends your kids to BC’s public schools, a taxpayer who makes BC public schools possible, or anyone in BC interested in public education and especially how kids with special needs (aka “diverse learners”) are funded and supported – are not considered part of […]
Be careful what you wish for. Ministry working groups have Ministry-appointed Chairs, and soon will or now have members. No info on who the members are. Yet. Boards have until the end of March to get responses to this round of consultation in to the Ministry. Given that the SD61 Board meeting is on March […]
Some recent motion history, if you’re getting confused. I am: Jan28/19 Board Meeting (Trustees Duncan, Ferris, Hentze, Leonard, McNally, Painter, Paynter, Watters, Whiteaker (Leonard absent; regrets) H.1 b McNally [emergent, so right to the Board agenda; no previous committee motion or discussion at a Committtee]: That the Board direct the Superintendent to provide a report […]
” Lastly, we are troubled that the Independent Funding Model Review Panel would suggest that providing special education designations is a practice that “may be discriminatory” (page 15). This is a problematic thing to suggest. Some students with special needs, and people with disabilities in general, do face discrimination. But the designation is not the discrimination—it would be denial of a service, or some sort of adverse impact, as per the test for discrimination under the BC Human Rights Code. “
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 Nations. SD61 Board of Education: Duncan (2018), Leonard (1996), Ferris (1999), Hentze (2018), McNally (2011), Painter (2018), Paynter (2014), Watters (2014), Whiteaker (2014) Lined Paper is my personal record […]