School Boards must present a balanced budget to the Ministry of Education by June 30 (School Act, division 2, Section 113). SD61 finalizes next school year’s budget to avoid staffing upheavals over the summer, and at the school level in September, as much as possible. This was the 4th and final budget meeting of 4 […]
Month: April 2016
There are 200+ BCCPAC Resolutions – ongoing, achieved or pending. Worth a look. Here’s an interesting one from 1994 still on the books: “That students have the opportunity to be taught the most commonly held theories on the origins of our universe and life on our planet, or at least be given a list of resources to explore these on their own; And that students be encouraged to discuss the pros and cons of these theories without being criticized for their opinions, in order to promote critical thinking skills;And that students be taught evolution as theory, not fact. ” Status: Active.
No business was completed at this meeting as only Trustees present were Leonard, Nohr and Waters. The business of the OPPS meeting will come forward to the Board meeting Monday April 18. There were no speakers registered to comment on the Budget. Members of the Operations Policy and Planning Standing Committee: Chair Leonard; McNally, Paynter, […]
Next Meetings: Mon Apr 11 7:00: Operations Policy and Planning Standing Committee and Special Budget Meeting to receive public input: (250) 475-4106 to pre-register for the speakers’ list Mon Apr 18 7:30 pm: Board Meeting Wed Apr 20 7 pm: Final debate and vote on 2016/17 Budget Present: Ferris, Leonard, Loring-Kuhanga, McNally, Nohr, Orcherton, Paynter, […]
“Mental health” is too important an issue to have one-off presentations at various schools. There is a province-wide bandwagon effect regarding student mental health initiatives, and the providers need more scrutiny from the District.
The Record Off The Record P1: Meeting Schedule / Backgrounder / Board Meeting Summary P2: Standing Committees / Trustee Appointments P3: District PAC (aka DPAC, VCPAC) Constitution excerpts / School Act re DPACs The Record Off The Record is my personal record of and commentary on SD61 Board and Standing Committee meetings. Official, approved […]