Month: May 2012

Note: School District 61 Greater Victoria’s 2012-2013 budget projection shows a continuing structural deficit. Page 4 of the Public Budget Presentation is a graphic representation of that situation. ~DMcN May 29, 2012 Media, Minister of Education, MPs, MLAs, Trustees School Districts 79 and 61, Superintendent of Schools SD61 Gaiptman, BCSTA, and BCSTA President McEvoy, The […]

This School District  61 Education  Policy meeting started with an in camera meeting. I can’t tell you anything about it except that there was one. Legal opinion seems divided on whether or not votes can be reported after a public announcement, such as reporting o the vote that preceded Chair Peg Orcherton’s report the next […]

The post below is in reply to the times Colonist editorial in which British Columbia School Trustees were rebuked for the BCSTA AGM’s vote on the FSA tests.Some startling and unsupportable (from my view)  assertions were  made about these “snapshot” tests in the editorial. The Times Colonist printed my opposing argument  Sunday May 6. As […]

This category, “The Record, Off the Record”,  provides  an unofficial record of Board votes that take place in public meetings of the two standing committees, Education Policy and Operations, Planning and Policy, as well as Board meetings. Most motions are brought to one of the standing committees first, and then taken to the Board meeting […]