If you can’t get to the November 8th event at SJ Willis, you can join the conversation online. on the Ministry of Education’s BC Ed Plan site.
Month: October 2012
Both the BC School Trustees’ Association, and the District’s own Bylaw 9210, part 2 specify that Trustees are to be involved in all stages of policy development. It has been said at the Board table that “involvement” is now through a decision of the previous Board to outsource to senior administration. Creation of a Policy Review and Development Committee has been proposed, and dismissed. (One Trustee remarked on policy development through social media. Since the public has no powerful opportunity to be part of the policy process, that might be one way to make policy development more transparent. )
The Precautionary Principle states that if an action or policy has a risk of causing harm, in the absence of scientific consensus that the action or policy is harmful, the burden of proof that it is not harmful falls on those taking the action. In some legal systems, as in the law of the European Union, the application of the Precautionary Principle has been made a legal requirement.