McNally Motions January 2012 – June 2018

I was first elected in November 2011.

P 1: 3 year term January 2012 – December 2014 (New Board sworn in after November 2014 civic elections)
P2: Re-elected 4 year term January 2015-November 2018 (the 2018 civic election campaign period shortened by a month )

Jan 12 / 2012

  • McNally: Board provide FSA letter to parents re withdrawal of child from FSAs modelled on Vancouver School Board letter (This meeting went to 11:15 pm; moved to next Ed Policy meeting Feb 6. By then a month will have passed, and the effectiveness of the action will be much diminished.)
  • McNally: Board minutes to record votes on motions: Moved to OPPS February 13.

Feb 12 / 2012

  • McNally: Record votes on all motions. / Carried unanimously, after 5-4 defeat (Against: Ferris, Horsman, Leonard, McEvoy, Orcherton; For: Alpha, Loring-Kuhanga, Nohr, McNally) at previous OPPS meeting February 13, 2012, at which meeting a letter from Parliamentarian Eli Mina was produced by Ferris, Horsman, Leoanrd, McEvoy, and Orcherton  supporting the position that recording votes is a bad idea. Thanks Lindsay Kines and the Times-Colonist for publicizing the issue.
  • McNally: Board write Minister re fairly negotiated settlement. /Carried unanimously.
  • McNally: Budget Advisory (Ad Hoc) Committee Chair immediately restructure Budget Advisory Committee (presently Alpha, Ferris, Horsman, Orcherton) to include all trustees ex officio, and members of public and partner groups who wish to attend. / Referred to OPPS by Chair Orcherton ; no vote on referral, even though Robert’s Rules requires a referral to carry by majority vote .  “Board Traditions”!

April 2012

  • McNally: Board submit only a needs budget reflecting remedies for the ongoing structural deficit, and reflecting costs for restoration of all service levels to the levels of service that existed in 2001./  Defeated. Against: Ferris, Horsman, Leonard, McEvoy, Orcherton  For: Alpha, Loring-Kuhanga, McNally, Nohr

June 18, 2012

  • McNally: Board write Minister of Education Abbott asking him not to cut any funding to any graduated learner courses, and that the Minister fully fund these courses without a holdback component. / Carried.  For: Alpha, Horsman, Loring-Kuhanga, McNally, Nohr, Orcherton    Abstain : Leonard

Sept 10 / 2012

  • McNally, with amendment from Loring-Kuhanga: Add “unfinished business” to Board agendas, and move public disclosure of In Camera Items” to Number 7 (earlier, as it’s close to the end now) on the agenda. / Defeated. Against:Ferris, Horsman, Leonard, McEvoy, Orcherton     For: Alpha, Loring-Kuhanga, McNally, Nohr

November 5 / 2012

  • McNally: Board amend 9368 “Procedure”, Article 107.00 to read “Any Trustee may challenge the Chair, according to Robert’s Rules of Order. The Trustee making the Challenge (with a seconder) will be asked by the Chair to state the challenge; debate will occur according to Robert’s Rules of Order; a vote to sustain the Chair [or not] will follow debate. (Bylaw 9368, Article 107.00 does not allow a Trustee who challenges a ruling of the chair to state the challenge. Robert’s Rules 11th Edition addresses this issue: small group rules refers to appeals, and says they are debatable under the regular rules (see page 256). Demeter’s Manual of Parliamentary Law and Procedure states that appeals are debatable, because the reason for the appeal is of importance to the assembly. If the reasons given for the appeal are convincing, the Chair may change the ruling. Individuals attending meetings of publicly elected bodies expect a challenger to be able to explain a challenge and the chair to defend the decision of the chair, referring to policy or procedure.  / No quorum for Ed Policy meeting; referred to OPPS November 13.

November 13, 2012

  • McNally: Board amend Bylaw 9368 ”Procedure” Article 107.00 to read: “Any Trustee may challenge the ruling of the Chair, according to Robert’s Rules of Order. The Trustee making the challenge (with a seconder) will be asked by the Chair to state the challenge; debate will occur according to Robert’s Rules of Order; a vote to sustain the chair [or not ] will follow debate. (This motion had been already referred to this OPPS meeting from the October Board meeting, but at this point in the meeting it was moved to refer this motion to the next OPPS / Ed Policy meeting, December 3.) / Carried unanimously.
  • McNally: Board instruct Chair to write a letter to Adrian Dix, Leader of the Provincial NDP, strongly urging him to reconsider his expressed support of funding for private schools.  Alpha: moved to Table (should be “Postpone Indefinitely”). / Carried.  For: Alpha, Ferris, Horsman, Leonard, McNally (after hearing debate). (McEvoy absent for the last part of the meeting.)  Against: Loring-Kuhanga.

December 3 / 2012

  • McNally: Board amend Bylaw 9368 “Procedure of Board Meetings”, Article 107.00 to read: “Any Trustee may challenge the ruling of the Chair, according to Robert’s Rules of Order.The Trustee making the challenge (with a seconder) will be asked by the Chair to state the challenge; debate will occur according to Robert’s Rules of Order; a vote to sustain the Chair will follow debate. (At present Article 107.00 states: Any trustee may challenge the ruling of the Chairman, which challenge shall be put to an immediate vote, without debate.) Highlights of debate: Orcherton against. At one point Orcherton said a ruling by the chair was a “teaching moment”. Horsman against: Said BC School Trustees’ Association “uses a parliamentarian” and that the SD 61 Board’s Secretary-Treasurer, referred to by Horsman as a “parliamentarian”,  “keeps up “ on Robert’s Rules and challenging a ruling of the chair is “not constructive”; the secretary-treasurer is the designated authority on rulings made by the Chair. Alpha for: It is not about the Chair, but is about the challenger, who has to clearly explain the challenge. The “parliamentarian” can make a more accurate judgment if he or she knows what the challenge is based on. Loring-Kuhanga for: Current practice is inconsistent. A challenge isn’t always referred to the secretary-treasurer, and there appear to be different “rules” for different people. Orcherton on a “point of clarification” (which doesn’t exist in Robert’s Rules): “There is consistency. If the chair is confident in the ruling there is no need to ask the “parliamentarian”  ” (an actual Parliamentarian is a designation conferred only after an involved course of study). (This implies there is no possibility for confident people to be wrong. Interesting thought.) Nohr for: Not easy for the public to follow debate and the clarity provided by the motion would be helpful for everyone. Orcherton:  “Bylaw 9360 is about the order of our business and supersedes Robert’s Rules. The Bylaw doesn’t preclude debate [it does], but just says the challenge goes directly to a vote [that statement precludes debate] , and that it is the Chair’s responsibility to run the meeting.”  / Defeated.Against: Ferris, Horsman, Leonard, Orcherton.  For: Alpha, Loring-Kuhanga, McNally, Nohr. Absent: McEvoy

December 10/ 2012 Board

  • McNally:Board amend Bylaw 9368 “Procedure” to read : “any trustee may challenge the ruing of the Chair, according to Robert’s Rules of Order. The Trustee making the challenge (with a seconder) will be asked by the Chair to state the challenge; debate will occur according to Robert’s Rules of Order; a vote to sustain the Chair [or not] will follow debate. Horsman moved to amend: Remove the part about debate. / Amendment carried. For: Alpha, Ferris, Horsman, Leonard, Loring-Kuhanga, McEvoy, Nohr, Orcherton  Against: McNally  Back to main motion as amended: Board amend Bylaw 9368 “Procedure” to read : “any trustee may challenge the ruing of the Chair, according to Robert’s Rules of Order. The Trustee making the challenge (with a seconder) will be asked by the Chair to state the challenge; a vote to sustain the Chair [or not] will follow. / Carried. For: Alpha, Ferris, Horsman, Leonard, Loring-Kuhanga, McEvoy, Nohr, Orcherton  Against: McNally  As required by  Bylaw 9010, a the 3 readings needed for a Bylaw change  took place.

Jan 7 2013 Ed Policy

  • Motion from the floor: McNally:That any motion to refer be made and conducted according to Robert’s Rules of Order, with a mover, seconder, debate, and votes recorded. / Defeated.Against: Ferris, Horsman, Leonard, McEvoy, Orcherton   For:Alpha, Loring-Kuhanga, McNally, Nohr. (So, anything can be referred by a Chair without a motion to do that or a recorded vote, to some other meeting. MOore “Board Traditions”.)

Jan 14 2012 OPPS

  • McNally: Board make available the audio recordings of Board meetings be publicly accessible on the SD61 website via the drop-down menu “Board of Education” / Board Meetings, through a link placed above “Public Meeting Process”. (Not exactly. This is what I sent in: That the audio recordings of Board meetings be publicly accessible on the SD61 website via the drop-down menu “Board of Education” / Board Meetings, through a link placed above “Public Meeting Process” .) Orcherton moved referral  to the Ad Hoc Committee on public engagement. / Defeated. For: Horsman, Leonard, McEvoy, Orcherton Against: Alpha, McNally, Loring-Kuhanga, Nohr.  Moved Alpha: The question of recording be referred to the Board meeting of January 21 for consideration at that time. / Carried. For: Alpha, Loring-Kuhanga, McEvoy, McNally, Nohr . Against: Horsman, Leonard, Orcherton.

Feb 12 2013 OPPS

  • McNally: Board write a letter to the Minister of Education asking for the entire amount for SD61 currently held in holdback funds, including the amount that covers BCPSEA membership, be immediately released to SD61. Horsman  moved to amend amend by adding after “membership”, “funds previously paid for by the Ministry of Education” . Accepted by the mover and the Board. / Carried unanimously.

March 4 Ed Policy and OPPS

  • McNally: Board provide a list of all individuals who made application to be on the community presentations / speakers list for any standing committee or Board meeting to be appended to every agenda, a) names listed in the order in which the application was received, along with the topic proposed b) list to include individuals who have not been placed on the agenda to speak c ) cutoff time to be at noon, the day of the meeting. Alpha: motion to amend by striking “c”.  Amendment carried. Motion as amended: That the Board  provide a list of all individuals who made application to be on the community presentations / speakers list for any standing committee or Board meeting to be appended to every agenda, a) names listed in the order in which the application was received, along with the topic proposed b) list to include individuals who have not been placed on the agenda to speak. / Defeated. Against: Ferris, Horsman, Leonard, Orcherton For:Alpha, Loring-Kuhanga, McNally, Nohr (McEvoy absent)

March 24 2013 Board

  • McNally: Board endorse the City of Victoria’s resolution calling for a lower default speed limit in municipalities from 50 km/h to 40 km/h. Orcherton: Amend: Add “in principle” after ‘endorse”. / Carried. For: Horsman, Loring-Kuhanga, McEvoy, McNally, Nohr, Orcherton  Abstain: Ferris ( Duhaime’s Law Dictionary states: “Agreement  in Principle:  An agreement as to the terms of some future contract.  An oxymoron as an agreement in principle is no agreement at all.”)
  • McNally: Board submit only a needs budget reflecting remedies for the ongoing structural deficit, and reflecting current costs for restoration of all service levels to the general levels of service in all departments that existed in 2001. / Defeated. Against: Ferris, Horsman, Leonard, Loring-Kuhanga, McEvoy, Orcherton For: McNally, Nohr (Absent: Alpha)
  • McNally: Board provide a list of all individuals who made application to be on the community presentations / speakers list for any standing committee or Board meeting be appended to every agenda, a) names listed in the order in which the application was received along with the topic proposed, and b) list to include individuals who have not been placed on the agenda to speak. Motion to refer to the Ad Hoc Committee on Public Engagement. / Carried. For: Ferris, Horsman, Leonard, McEvoy, McNally, Orcherton    Against: Loring-Kuhanga, Nohr (Absent: Alpha)

May 21 2013 Board

  • McNally: SD61 IT department research and report back to the Board on costs for purchase, setup and maintenance of a live feed camera(s) in the Board room, the objective being live streaming and archiving (archive function to include key-word searches and RSS function) of Board meetings online. Chair asked if the mover would withdraw. Declined. Leonard moved  to table. / Carried unanimously. (“Tabling” in the “Board Traditions” universe means it won’t be seen again as the Chairs don’t allow renewal of motions as per RRO.)

June 10 / 2013 Ed Policy and OPPS

  • McNally: Board agenda as set out in Section 10 of Bylaw 9360, General Meeting of the Board, include at E a list of all outside organizations that have assigned Trustee representatives.Leonard suggested withdrawal as Public Engagement  Committee  is looking into Bylaw 9360.   McNally: Will not withdraw.  Ferris moved  to refer to the above Committee. / Carried. For: Alpha, Ferris, Horsman, Leonard, McEvoy, McNally, Orcherton.  Against: Loring-Kuhanga, Nohr.
  • McNally: Board establish ongoing Trustee representation to the District Health and Safety Committee, assignment to be made by the Board Chair from amongst Trustees who express interest, assigned Trustee to report to the Board regularly in camera or public meetings as appropriate. / Defeated. Against:Alpha, Ferris, Horsman, Leonard, Loring-Kuhanga, McEvoy, Nohr    For: McNally

June 17 2013 Board meeting

  • McNally: notice of motion: For September 2013 Board meeting: Board establish ongoing Trustee representation to the District Health and Safety Committee, assignment to be made by the Board Chair from amongst trustees who express interest, assignment by the Chair to be for a one year term, assigned Trustee to report to the Board regularly in In Camera or public meetings as appropriate; the District Health and Safety Committee to be open to attendance from any Trustee.

Sept 16 / 13 Board

McNally /  : That the Board establish ongoing Trustee representation to the District Health and Safety Committee, assignment to be made by the Board Chair from amongst trustees who express interest, assignment by the Chair to be for a one year term, assigned Trustee to report to the Board regularly in In Camera or public meetings as appropriate; the District Health and Safety Committee to be open to attendance from any Trustee. / Ruled “Out of Order” by Orcherton, Chair. (On what basis? Right – “Board Traditions”.)

Jan 20 2014

McNally : iPad Safety [This motion failed although the British Columbia Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils passed a similar motion at the 2013 AGM, with a vote of 140-94] :  a) i. That the Board ensure that all K-5 classrooms with wifi capability have simplified iPad safety requirements posted where students can read them, and ii.that the instructions are clearly interpreted in drawings for non-readers; iii. that the classroom teacher review these safety requirements with students as needed and if unsafe operation of the iPad is noted, and iv. that all school personnel who will be working with students and iPads be given a copy of the iPad safety information below   b) That the Board ensure all middle school classrooms have summarized points from the iPad safety section in the manual posted in every classroom, and that the classroom teacher supervising operation of iPads review the safety information as needed / when unsafe operation is observed  c) That high school classrooms have the iPad safety information from the applicable manual  posted and visible to students, and that it be brought to students’ attention by the classroom teacher as needed. d) That any information posted in classrooms and / or provided to teachers regarding safe operation of iPads be sent to parents by the Administration of every school in which wifi is used.  e) That the link to videos of recorded  iPad emissions on the SafeInSchool site be provided to parents by school Principals./ Defeated   For: Alpha, Loring-Kuhanga, McNally, Nohr   Against: Ferris, Horsman, Leonard, McEvoy, Orcherton

Feb 13 2014 Ed Policy

McNally: That the Board of Education of SD61 Greater Victoria write a letter to the Premier of British Columbia  urging the Premier to abandon the Province’s appeal of the ruling of Justice Griffin in British Columbia Teachers’ Federation v. British Columbia, 2014 BCSC 121, Date: 20140127, Docket L021662, Registry: Vancouver.  / [The speakers’ list fell apart, some Trustees began to leave,  and minor chaos ensued with the result being a motion to table this motion to the Board meeting on February 17th,  which carried.]

Feb 17 2014 Board meeting

McNally: That the Board write a letter to the Premier of British Columbia urging the Premier to abandon the Province’s appeal of the ruling of Justice Griffin in British Colombia Teacher’s Federation vs  British Columbia 2014 BCSC 121, Date: 20140127, Docket L021662, Registry: Vancouver. / Defeated.  For: Alpha, Loring-Kuhanga, McNally, Nohr. Against: Ferris, Horsman, Leonard, Orcherton (McEvoy absent)

March 3 2014 Ed Policy and OPPS

McNally: That the Board of Education SD61 Greater Victoria establish a position of Student Trustee  (from Grade 10, 11 or 12, with voice but no vote) on the SD61 Board and Standing Committees, that the position be supported by an honorarium or credit to be determined by the Board along with the student’s school administration annually, that the term be for one school year September 1 – June 30, and that a Student Trustee information handbook be developed.

(The Chair accepted the following  amendment though it is a substantive change, really a different motion altogether, but rather than seeing my motion disappear (as that seemed to be the way the debate could go) I voted in favour.) Loring-Kuhanga, motion to amend:  That the Board request the Superintendent to explore the idea of Student Trustee / Representative and report back to the Board and Standing Committees in January 2014. / Carried unanimously.

McNally: That the Board opt out of the BCSTA Stability for Students Action Plan and announce that decision publicly. / Referred to March 24 Board meeting  / Unanimous

McNally: That the Board submit to the province only a needs budget that includes remedies as needed to cancel the ongoing structural deficit in SD61, and costs for implementing the retroactively restored language  in the BCTF Collective Agreement. / Referred to Board meeting March 24

March 24 2014 Board meeting

McNally: That the Board opt out of the BCSTA Stability for Students Action Plan and announce that decision publicly. / Defeated.For: Alpha, Loring-Kuhanga,McNally, Nohr    Against: Ferris, Horsman, Leonard, McEvoy, Orcherton

McNally: That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) submit to the Province only a needs budget that includes remedies as needed to cancel the ongoing structural deficit in SD61 [approximately $8 million] and costs for implementing the retroactively restored language in the BCTF Collective Agreement. / Defeated.For: Alpha, Loring-Kuhanga, McNally, Nohr  Against: Ferris, Horsman, Leonard, McEvoy, Orcherton

March 26 2014 Special Board Meeting: Public Budget presentation

McNally: That the cost savings from holding off on wifi installation in any K-5 schools for this year be applied to keeping Sundance open. / Orcherton: Can’t make that motion now.  (Why? “Board Traditions”? ) / McNally: Following Leonard’s suggestion. Will make it  elsewhere if cost savings  are provided for me.

March 27 2014 Special Board Meeting Sundance Closure

McNally: Motion to add to the agenda: Add at C.(a):That the Board close Sundance School as of July 1. ” McNally: “This is a motion Sundance parents have asked to be put on the agenda.” (Parents wanted what they saw happening dealt with in an overt way.)  Chair Orcherton asks for ruling of the Board. Accepted by majority vote.

McNally: That the Board close Sundance School as of July 1, 2014. /  Defeated. For: Ferris, Leonard    Against: Alpha, Horsman, Loring-Kuhanga, McEvoy, McNally, Nohr, Orcherton   (Rationale (McNally): Students, I need to let you know that I don’t want to close your school. I made this motion because parents asked for a motion that stated what is really happening. (Not supposed to vote against your own motion but this was a crisis and no one called me on Robert’s Rules.)

April 7 2014 Ed policy

McNally: That all personnel accounted for (in addition to the proposed reduction in clerical support and reduction in Learning Mentor FTE) under “Learning Initiatives” be reassigned to appropriate positions in SD61, and the department “Learning Initiatives” be closed. / Defeated For: Alpha, McNally     Against: Ferris, Horsman, Leonard, McEvoy, Nohr, Orcherton [Total cost for this Department provided to Trustees in 2012 was $1,088,181. ]

April 22 2014

McNally:  That the Board rescind the motion carried at the Special Board Meeting of March 27: “That the Board approve the relocation of the Sundance Elementary School program to Lakehill Elementary School and closure of the current facility effective July 1, 2014.” /Ruled Out of Order by Chair Leonard. [Why? It hasn’t been acted on and so could be rescinded. Robert’s Rules are disregarded continually in this Standing Committee which is run autocratically, by Chair Leonard’s unexplained decrees. “Board Traditions” seem to include “whatever the Chair wants in the moment.)

McNally:That all personnel accounted for (in addition to the proposed reduction in clerical support and reduction in Learning Mentor FTE) under “Learning Initiatives” be reassigned to appropriate positions in SD61, and the department “Learning Initiatives” be closed. / Defeated. For: McNally  Against: Alpha, Ferris, Horsman, Leonard, Loring-Kuhanga, McEvoy, Nohr, Orcherton

McNally: That SD61 halt implementation of wifi router installation and any related activity in schools immediately and for the 2014-15 school year, and apply the District’s share of material, bandwidth  and labour savings to the 2014-15 budget plan, savings to be itemized and provided in a detailed spreadsheet to the Board./ Defeated. For: Loring-Kuhanga, McNally, Nohr      Against: Alpha, Ferris, Horsman, Leonard, McEvoy, Orcherton

McNally: That SD61 delay the final vote on the SD61 budget for 2014-15 to the May 20 Board meeting, and in the interim convene the Budget Advisory  Committee in the week of April 28 (adding more meetings as needed via vote of any three Trustees) with expanded attendance to include all interested Trustees. / Defeated. For: Loring-Kuhanga, McNally   Against: Alpha, Ferris, Horsman, Leonard, McEvoy, Nohr, Orcherton

April 24 2014 Special Budget Meeting Final Vote

McNally: Motion to amend a) ii: That the $53,501 surplus be used to provide Craigflower school with additional Reading Recovery time  and / or learning support time to be decided by the school staff. / Carried. For: Alpha, Horsman, McEvoy, McNally, Loring-Kuhanga, Nohr   Against: Ferris, Leonard, Orcherton

May 12 2014 OPPS

McNally: That the Board encourage the Ministry of Education to support openStudent and to abandon their commitment to MyEducation BC/Aspen. / Defeated.For: Alpha, Loring-Kuhanga, McNally, Nohr    Against: Ferris, Horsman, Leonard, Orcherton

McNally: That the Board express in a public statement deep concern with privacy breach and data control implications of MyEducation BC and withdraw from further integration with this data base. /  Amendment: Remove “breach”. No breach has happened. (Stated as an implication, not a fait accompli, but ok, fine.)  Carried unanimously.  //    Carried as amended  For: Alpha, Horsman, Leonard, Loring-Kuhanga, McNally, Nohr, Orcherton     Abstain: Ferris

McNally:That the Board express in a public statement deep concern with the privacy and data control implications of MyEducation BC.  / Carried. One abstention: McEvoy

McNally: That the Board encourage the Ministry of Education to support openStudentand abandon their commitment to MyEducation BC / Aspen./ Defeated.For: Alpha, Loring-Kuhanga, McNally, Nohr   Against: Ferris, Horsman, Leonard, Orcherton   Abstain: McEvoy [expressed conflict of interest as is Deputy Commissioner at Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner]

June 2 2014 Ed Policy

McNally: That the Board modify its letterhead to include a footer to reflect the composition of the entire Board. / Carried. For: Horsman, Loring-Kuhanga, McNally, Nohr    Abstain: Ferris, Orcherton     Against: Leonard

June 18 2014 Board meeting

McNally: That the Board modify its letterhead to include a footer to reflect the composition of the entire Board.  Orcherton: Motion to amend: Delete reference to “footer” and let administrative assistant design it./ Carried unanimously.  Main motion Carried as amended. For: Horsman, McNally, Loring-Kuhanga, Orcherton    Against: Ferris   Abstain: Leonard (“This is much ado about nothing; letters aren’t written for the public.”)

McNally : [For Alpha, with permission] That the Board direct senior administration to consult with school communities to explore the possibility of an elementary school site that could be designated as WiFi free so the parents requesting accommodation for their children will have a public school option that meets their needs./ Defeated.For: Loring-Kuhanga, McNally, Nohr  Against: Ferris Horsman, Leonard, Orcherton

McNally: [For Alpha]: That the Board provide written rationale of the Board’s decision regarding designating an elementary school site as WiFi free to the parents requesting accommodation for their children after the Board has made that decision. / Ruled out of order by Chair. (Why? Because Chair Leonard said so. In “Board Traditions”, ruliing “Out of Order” means the Chair  doesn’t like the motion.)

October 14, 2014 OPPS

McNally: That the Board amend Bylaw 9360.2 Meetings of the Standing Committees by adding to the Operations Policy and Planning Committee agenda outlined at B., after “Board Room, Administration Offices – Tolmie Building” the following statement ” Standing Committees welcome questions and comments from the public throughout the meetings. Please raise your hand for recognition from the Chair” and that this statement be included in the same place on all Education Policy Development Committee agendas. Leonard: That can be taken as direction to staff. / Approved unanimously. (Robert’s Rules don’t have any reference to “taken as direction” though the SD61 Board is fond of it. A vote would be a better course of action.)

October 20 2014

  • McNally:That the Board of Education immediately convene and advertise publicly an ad hoc committee  with three  tables a) to meet at minimum monthly (more, or less,  often by agreement of attendees) until the final budget vote to  examine the current budget and any financial information as needed, including the line item budget, in order to  propose this year’s one time only savings to address the  budget’s $8.5 million structural deficit  b) one table to be composed of any interested SD61 community members including VCPAC  and any interested trustees;  one table to be composed of interested SD61  employee groups  and any interested trustees; one table to  consist of interested members of the SD61 PVPA and any interested trustees ; tables to meet on the same evening, same  venue; format of evening as open question period or other format to be decided by the tables    c) the Secretary-Treasurer or designate and Superintendent  to be present at the meetings  d) to report to the Board monthly, method and meeting to  be determined by the committee members at each table,   e) and that  the meetings be held at 6:30 pm in school libraries. 
  • Motion to refer to January, February or March OPPS – when there is room for it. (This timing will make the motion moot for this year.) / Carried.  For: Alpha, Ferris, Horsman, Leonard, McEvoy, McNally, Nohr, Orcherton   Against: Loring-Kuhanga

November 17 2014 Board

McNally, motion from the floor: That the Board turn down this increase in [Trustee] salary. / Defeated. For: Alpha, McNally, Nohr    Against: Ferris, Horsman, Leonard, Loring-Kuhanga,  McEvoy, Orcherton

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