The Record Off The Record
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: Standing Committees Meeting Report (combined for Spring Break )
P4: District PAC (aka DPAC, VCPAC) Constitution excerpts / School Act re DPACs
March 12-27: Spring Break
Tues March 15: Ministry Annual Spring Funding Announcement
Mon March 29: 7:o0 pm: Board Meeting, Tolmie Bldg: NEW START TIME THIS MEETING ONLY, TO INCLUDE PRESENTATION OF 2016/17 BUDGET
Mon April 4 7:30 pm: Education Policy & Directions Standing Committee
Wed April 6 7 pm: Round Table Special Board Budget Meeting to discuss 2016-2017 operating budget. SJ Willis Auditorium
Mon Apr 11 7:30 : Operations Policy and Planning Standing Committee
Mon Apr 18 7:30 pm: Board Meeting
Wed Apr 20 7 pm: Final debate and vote on 2016/17 Budget
Meeting agendas posted on SD61 website Friday before the meeting.
Sticky post: Motions and Trustee Voting Records January 2012 – December 2015.
- 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
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 out to the public beyond the very basic one required must be done by in camera motion carried by 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.