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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.

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. […]

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 […]