March 6/17: Ed Policy&Directions / Operations: Inclusive Learning&Facilities Update


Red Flowering Currant BC native plant

P1: Backgrounder / SD61 Budget Meetings / SD61  org chart
P2: Meeting report


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.

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.

Board Ad Hoc Committees and TORs  here.

Meeting schedule here.   Next meeting March 13/17: 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 Policy&Planning: Chair Watters, McNally, Leonard, Paynter
Ed Policy&Dev: Chair Whiteaker, Ferris, Nohr, Orcherton
Policy SubCommittee:  Mar/17–May/17 Ferris&Orcherton


Spectrum Ferris& Leonard
Mount Doug Paynter
Oak Bay Loring-Kuhanga
Reynolds Nohr&Orcherton
Vic High McNally
Lambrick Whiteaker
Esquimalt Watters

About Diane McNally