Month: June 2014

As the BC Liberals prolong the teachers’ strike, saving money every day on teachers’ salaries and refusing to commit that money back into public education, I’ve had many requests for School Trustees to “do something”, “show leadership”, “demand a mediator”. Districts have been writing letters. School District 61’s letter is far too mildly worded for my taste but the Chair is directed by majority vote of the Board and a desire for stronger wording was not supported by the majority.

School District websites should have some section for communications. Many letters have been sent already. Starting today I will post letters written by Boards.

Notice of Motions for Board meeting June 16: a) Alpha: That the board direct senior administration to consult with school communities to explore the possibility of an elementary school site that could be designated wifi free so the rents requesting accommodation for tier children will have a public school option that meets their needs. b) Alpha: That the Board provide a written rationale of the Board’s decision regarding designating an elementary school site as wifi free to the parents requesting accommodation for their children after the board has made that decision.

“After two years, openStudent was on schedule and on budget (under $4 million). If used by all school districts, it was projected to cost taxpayers about one-seventh of the approximately $100 million over twelve years the provincial government recently pledged for Aspen, a commercial tool now dubbed MyEducation BC. Over 40 of BC’s 60 school districts showed interest in openStudent. However, the BC government was never supportive.”