P1 Next Meetings / Question period Background
P2 SD61 Applicable Bylaws / Committees
P3 OPPS October 14/14
Monday Oct 20/14 7:30 pm: Board meeting, Tolmie Building
Monday Nov 3/14 7 pm: Education Policy Development: School TBA
Monday Nov 10/14 7:30 pm: Operations Policy and Planning, Tolmie Bldg
Monday Nov 17/14 7:30 pm: Board Meeting
November 15: General Voting Day
SD61 covers 6 municipalities and the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations reserve lands. Check municipal websites for advance polls and voting places near you.
- November 5 Advance Voting Day (City Hall)
- November 6 Advance Voting Day (University of Victoria)
- November 10 Advance Voting Day (City Hall)
- November 13 Advance Voting Day (Our Place Society)
Links for more info /sources in red.
Home page: Sticky post: Motions and Vote Records to June 2014: Voting records September – October 2014.
A major topic at OPPS now is the Report of the Committee on Public Engagement. What will come to a Board vote possibly November 17 after debate and changes is attached to the agenda of this meeting, at the end.
- December 10/12: That the Board [etc] form an Ad Hoc Committee to review Bylaw 9360 to make recommendations for enhancements for public engagement including a structure for a possible Question and Answer period. The Ad Hoc Committee will include one representative from ASA, CUPE 382, CUPE 947, Exempt, GVTA, VPVA, two members of the public, and the Superintendent of Schools. The committee will report to the Operations, [sic] Policy and Planning Committee and will be at no cost to the Board. [No Trustees; the two members of the public were invited by the Chair.]
The resultant Report of the SD61 Committee on Public Engagement
is posted on the SD61 website. Check out the potential restrictions on asking a question at a Board meeting if you’re a member of the public (write it down, put it in a box; the Chair can call it out of order with no challenge), and the potential restrictions on public recording of public meetings (you can’t).
It’s taken almost 3 years to get close to having a [highly controlled] question period on the Board agenda. Recently, Qualicum School District 69 managed to answer 39 questions, with questions and answers provided in the minutes, in one meeting.