This was a special (annual) meeting to present the 2014/2015 School District 61 budget for public education provision in five municipalities of the CRD (Victoria, Oak Bay, Esquimalt, View Royal, and parts of Saanich and the Highlands). Special thanks to the 1 member of the public who attended, Rob Paynter.
Month: March 2014
October 20, 2008: Moved Walsh: That the Board of Education joins [sic] the Victoria Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils as co-authors in writing to the Minister of Education calling for the repeal of all clauses in Section 76 of the School Act that directly relates [sic] to students with Individual Education Plans. / Carried. Trustee Young requested that his opposition vote be recorded. [Board of Trustees October 2008: Beresford, Ferris, Holland, Horsman, Leonard, McEvoy, Orcherton, Walsh, Young]
“A comprehensive study on class size made by educational researchers Bruce Biddler and David Berliner in 2002 showed that the smaller the class size, the better the average student performs on academic achievement tests…. And the gains from smaller class sizes are stronger the longer a child is exposed to them.”
Moved Loring-Kuhanga, for BCSTA AGM: [1.] That the BC School Trustees Association follow up on all motions that were passed at the 2013 AGM regarding residential schools and request that [2.] the Ministry of Education develop a high school course for all graduates in public schools similar to the 25 hour course [on Residential Schools in Canada] that is provided to all graduating students in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. / Carried. Unanimous.