The Record Off The Record is my personal record of and commentary on SD61 Board and Standing Committee meetings. Official, approved minutes are on the SD61 website, usually one month after the meeting.
P1: Meeting Schedule / Backgrounder
P2: Standing Committees / Trustee Appointments
P3: Board Meeting Report
P4: District PAC (aka DPAC, VCPAC) Constitution excerpts / School Act re DPACs
Mon March 7/16 7 pm Ed Policy&Directions / Operations: Tolmie Bldg
March 12-27: Spring Break
Mon March 29/16 7:30 pm: Board Meeting, Tolmie Bldg
Meeting agendas posted on SD61 website Friday before the meeting.
Sticky post: Motions and Trustee Voting Records January 2012 – December 2015.
SD61 Greater Victoria School District serves students in Esquimalt, Oak Bay, Victoria, View Royal, parts of Saanich and the Highlands, and the Traditional Territories of the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations.
- Approx 20,000 students
- 27 Elementary Schools, 10 Middle Schools, 7 Secondary Schools
- Approximately 650 adults SD61 Continuing Education / Distributed Learning Program
- 6th largest employer CRD
- 2015-16 budget $226,198,077 (amended budget)
- 9 Trustees @ approximately $1,400/mo each. Each has access to $2000/yr pro-d, rolls over if not used
Trustees and student representatives are referred to by last name only for brevity; “The Board of Education of SD No. 61 (Greater Victoria)” is referred to as “the Board”. Motions may be shortened but retain essential wording. Seconders not noted (and not required in Standing Committees).
Legally required “Section 72” reports from in camera meetings posted beside relevant meeting. (Click “view all” on Bylaws, Policies and Regs menu. under “Board” on SD61 website). “Section 72” refers to Section 72 (3) BC School Act : “ A board must prepare a record containing a general statement as to the nature of the matters discussed and the general nature of the decisions reached at a meeting from which persons other than trustees or officers of the board, or both, were excluded….” Any report beyond the very basic one required must be done by in camera motion / majority vote.
Search SD61 Bylaws, Policies and Regulations here (click “View All”) . Actually, you will “read all” as the search function is not currently all that helpful.