March 7/16: Ed Policy&Directions/Operations Combined: Moving Strategic Plan Forward

School District 61 has a policy entitled “Inclusion of Students With Special Needs” (5147, last reviewed 1993), and policy entitled “Alternatives To the Integrated Classroom” (5148, last reviewed 2001). The existence of these policies draws attention to the fact that inclusion, after all these years, is not a given.

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

Next Meetings
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.

 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.

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.

2016 Feb 23 Beacon Hill cherry blossoms
Blossoms Beacon Hill Park March 2016