Public participation meeting process here.
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.
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.
Meeting schedule here. Next meeting February 27/17: Board meeting.Meeting agendas posted on SD61 website Friday before the meeting. Board meetings audio and video recorded, though Standing Committees are not. (Under the Board of Education menu.)
BOARD STANDING COMMITTEES 2017 (Loring-Kuhanga member of both, ex officio)
Operations P&P: Chair Watters, McNally, Leonard, Paynter
Ed Policy&Dev: Chair Whiteaker, Ferris, Nohr, Orcherton
Policy SubCommittee: Dec/16-Feb/17: McNally&Paynter [McNally gave notice could not attend these]// Mar/17–May/17 Ferris&Orcherton
Standing committees are the best opportunity for stakeholders, public, and partner groups to make their views known to Trustees. Standing Committee structure operates on less formal Rules of Order than does the Board, ie. no need for a seconder for a motion, and a Trustee can speak as many times as the Chair allows; members of the public and presenters can ask questions of each other and engage in dialogue.The question can’t be called in a standing committee, meaning debate can extend for some time. Most substantive debate on motions takes place at the standing committees. Robert’s Rules state that at a Board meeting consists of debate and vote by members of the assembly, and defines members of the assembly as the elected officials. The Public Engagement Ad Hoc Committee is discussing stakeholder participation at Board meetings, and will bring a recommendation to the Board.
SECONDARY SCHOOL CATCHMENT AREA GROUPS LIAISON 2017