Lined Paper

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.

1. That the Board give special consideration to the identified Equity Seeking Schools in all discussions of resource allocations, so that these schools may be provided with additional resources.
2. That the Board adopt and fund the recommendations of the District Facilities Accessibility Plan.
3. That the Board fund the application of the Base+ Model for sensory rooms.
4. That the Board fund the application of the Base+ Model for elementary school counsellor allocations.
5. That the Board seek avenues to provide additional support for mental wellness and social- emotional needs at middle and secondary schools.
6. That the Board support standardizing emergency response materials, procedures, and training across the District, so that each school is afforded the same level of emergency preparedness.

In every fire drill or earthquake drill, the animals were and still are left behind to die in a (theoretical)  fire or to be crushed in a (theoretical) collapse of the room. This is not teaching compassion. This is teaching children that animals are ultimately just disposable objects. The BC SPCA Policy [below]  requires animals to be evacuated in disaster drills and in real disasters. SD61 doesn’t even have a Policy, just an inadequate Regulation  with no Policy.

District Strategic Plan here. Sticky post: Motions and Trustee Voting Records  January 2012 – December 2017.  Motions may be shortened but retain essential information. P 1 : Board Meeting P 2: PACs, DPACs, BCCPAC Board Meeting January 8 / 18 Chair: Loring-Kuhanga Present:  Ferris (first elected 1999), Leonard (1996), Loring-Kuhanga (2011), McNally (2011), Nohr (2011), Orcherton (1999), Paynter (2014), Watters (2014), Whiteaker (2014) […]