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.
“Reading Recovery achieved strong results, receiving positive or potentially positive ratings across all four outcomes — alphabetics (phonics and phonemic awareness), fluency, comprehension, and reading achievement. Among programs reviewed, Reading Recovery received the highest improvement index in reading achievement and fluency.”
BC Ministry of Education – Improving Equity And Accountability: Report of the Funding Model Review Panel SD75 Mission: Of most concern is that the new modeling accurately reflects the needs and nature of a school district. As indicated above, Recommendations 6 and 8 may be the most impactful for school districts, but present significant challenges […]
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 […]
#24 That BCSTA write to the Ministry of Education requesting that all minutes of the K-12 Public Education Funding Model Implementation Working Groups be publicly released in a timely manner so that the work of the Working Groups is transparent before a final decision on a specific funding model is made and implemented.