The Record Off The Record
P1: Meeting Schedule / Backgrounder / Standing Committee Meeting Summary
P2: Standing Committees Backgrounder / 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 minutes are on the SD61 website, one month after the meeting. Sticky post: Motions and Trustee Voting Records January 2012 – December 2015.
SD61 Greater Victoria School District includes students in Esquimalt, Oak Bay, Victoria, View Royal, parts of Saanich and the Highlands, and the Traditional Territories of the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations.
Wed April 6 7:00 pm Special Board Budget Meeting to receive public input: Round Table Budget Discussion / S.J. Willis Auditorium
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
Meeting agendas posted on SD61 website Friday before the meeting. Board meetings are now video recorded, though Standing Committees are not. (Look under the Board of Education menu.) Most substantive debate on motions takes place at the standing committees (Education Policy and Directions / Operations Policy and Planning). Standing Committees also provide for dialogue between presenters and the Board.
A Policy Subcommittee has been formed to review Policies, some of which have not been reviewed for several decades and some of which are redundant.