May 2/16: Ed Policy & Directions: Aboriginal Student Achievement Review / Student Assessment Update

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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, one  month after the meeting.  Sticky post: Motions and Trustee Voting Records  January 2012 – December 2015 (January – June 2016 to be added in August 2016). Motions may be shortened but retain essential information.

P1: Meeting Schedule /  Trustee  Appointments
P2:
Board Meeting
P3: District 61 PAC (aka DPAC, VCPAC) Constitution excerpts / School Act re DPACs
P4: BCCPAC (British Columbia Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils)

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. Motions may be shortened but retain essential information.

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.

Next Meetings
Mon May 9 7 pm Operations Policy and Planning Standing Committee (Board Room)
Mon May 16 7:30 pm Board Meeting (Board Room)
Mon June 6 7 pm Education Policy and Directions Standing Committee (location TBA)
Mon June 13 7 pm OPPS (board Room)
Mon June 20 7:30 Board Meeting (Board Room) : Board elections and other business

Meeting agendas posted on SD61 website Friday before the meeting. Board meetings are now video recorded, though Standing Committees are not. (Under the Board of Education menu.)

A Policy Subcommittee has been formed to review Policies,  some of which have not been reviewed for several decades, some of which are redundant, and some of which are job descriptions and not Policy.

Some background, as the end of the school year approaches:

Robert’s Rules of Order 11th Edition provides a clear guide for everyone in debate  (maybe this should be sent to  our MLAs…): Debate on the Question p 42 / p 43: “Speakers must address their remarks to the Chair. Debate must be confined to the merits of the pending question. ..and…should avoid injecting a personal tone into debate. …they must never attack or make any allusion to the motives of members.” // p 392: “The measure, not the member, is the subject of debate.”

June 8/15 OPPS meeting, carried: McNally: That all Trustees appointed by the Chair to an external body be required to submit a written report to the Board via the Chair in December and June of each school year, as part of the Trustee Report agenda item, reports to be included as part of the Board agenda packup, beginning December 2015. / Carried. Unanimous.But was amended at the Board meeting, to require only one report.

The motion was amended at the Board table to read: McNally: That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) approve that all Trustees appointed by the Chair to an external body be required to submit a written report to the Board via the Chair once per school year, as part of the Trustee Report agenda item, reports to be included as part of the Board agenda pack-up, beginning December 2015.Carried   For: Trustees Whiteaker, Watters, McNally, Loring-Kuhanga, Nohr, Paynter
Against: Trustee Ferris, Leonard   Abstain: Trustee Orcherton
McNally: That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria)
approve that each Trustee (one Trustee agreed upon by consensus in multi-Trustee committees) appointed to [internal] the Needs Budget Advisory Committee, District Culture and Community, District Gay/Straight Alliance [ now Gender and Sexuality Alliance] , ANED and French Immersion Advisory Committee, be required to submit a written report to the Board via the Chair in December and June of each school year, as part of the Trustee Report agenda item, reports to be included as part of the Board agenda pack-up,beginning December 2015. / Carried.  For: Trustees Whiteaker, Watters, McNally, Loring-Kuhanga, Nohr, Paynter   Against: Trustees Ferris, Leonard, Orcherton

Nov 16 / 15 Board meeting: Watters:  That the Board conduct a review of external committee appointments by instructing:  a) trustees currently appointed to external committees to provide the Chair with recommendations and rationale regarding SD61’s continued involvement on the committee to which they are appointed, b) the Chair to send correspondence to all external committees to which the Board makes appointments and inquire if a SD61 representative continues to be valuable.
c) the Chair to send correspondence to all District municipalities and First Nations partners expressing the Board’s interest in building relationships and being involved in areas of mutual interest [deleted in Paynter’s amendment: and inquire if there are any committees upon which SD61’s presence would be valuable.] d) the Chair to make recommendations to the Board, based on the above correspondence, for any change to the list of external committees that receive appointments. / Carried as amended below.  For:
Ferris, Leonard, Loring-Kuhanga, McNally, Nohr, Paynter, Whiteaker, Watters   Abstain: Orcherton  // Paynter: Motion to amend: End item “c” after ‘areas of mutual interest”. / Carried.   For:  Ferris, Leonard,  Loring-Kuhanga, Paynter, Whiteaker     Against, as amended: McNally, Nohr, Orcherton, Watters

Dec 14 / 15 Board: McNally: That the Board amend Bylaw 9360 General Meeting of the Board to add “Each year thereafter during the term of office, the election of Chair, Vice-Chair, and Board representatives to various agencies where the Trustees have regular representation and the appointment of Trustees to  internal and external committees shall take place at the June Board meeting” at the end of Article 2.  / Carried. Unanimous.

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