McNally Motions January 2012 – March 2020

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Nov 5/18: Inaugural Board Meeting
New Board: Duncan (2018), Leonard (1996), Ferris (1999),  Hentze (2018), McNally (2011), Painter (2018), Paynter (2014),  Watters (2014), Whiteaker (2014) [Results here]

Nov 13/18: Combined Ed Policy & Directions / Operations Policy & Planning

  • McNally: No motions

Nov 26/18 Board

  • McNally: That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) submit the extraordinary resolution “Removal of Honourary President” as presented, to the BCSTA AGM:  BCSTA amend Bylaw 2(a) as follows: 2. Officers a. The officers of the Association are: i. the Minister of Education who shall be the honorary President of the Association; ii. the President; iii. the Vice-President; iv. the immediate past President, but only for a term of one year following the election of a new President v. the Directors, who shall be four (4) in number for those years the immediate past President is an officer of the Association, and five (5) in number otherwise; vi. the Chief Executive Officer, who shall be the secretary treasurer. Each officer, other than the honourary President, the Chief Executive Officer and the immediate past President, shall be elected at the Annual General Meeting, shall take office at the conclusion of that Annual General Meeting, and shall hold office until his/her successor takes office at the conclusion of the next Annual General Meeting thereafter, or until he/she ceases to be a trustee serving on a member Board, whichever occurs earlier. In the event that the immediate past President becomes unable to serve on the Board of Directors, or ceases to be a trustee of a member Board, the position shall be deemed vacant. / Carried.Unanimous.

Rationale: April 2018: Resolution E.4 below [above] failed again [second time] , but it was encouraging to see 66.5% support this year. This is an “Extraordinary Motion” and as such requires 3/4 support in a vote. Trustee Whiteaker did the background research to support the motion which was originally brought to the SD61 Board table by McNally. Trustee Whiteaker presented the resolution at the 2017 AGM; it failed with significant opposition and remarks about “the wrong time” and “hurting the relationship with the Minister”. (This is not personal; it’s political process. SD61 Board colleagues have spoken to the Minister in face to face discussion.) The Pan-Canadian Study of School District Governance (Canadian School Boards Association, 2013) states “… it is essential that school boards maintain their relative autonomy from government in their decision-making (p15)”. Trustee McNally presented at the 2018 AGM. Robert’s Rules states that a motion can come back to the table at future sessions, so I plan to take this to the 2019 AGM, hoping for 75% support.

This motion strengthens the status of the BCSTA as an organization independent of the Minister of Education regardless of provincial government governing party, and aligns BCSTA’s bylaws with the intent and content of the Co-Governance Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).   The MOU states “This Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is intended to define the working relationship between the Ministry of Education and the British Columbia School Trustees Association (BCSTA) as the representative voice of its member Boards of Education”, and   “The parties commit to clear division of responsibilities so that the Province and local Boards of Education can effectively perform their roles “.    Clearly, two separate parties with differing responsibilities are identified.

The Ministry of Education through the School Act sets out its governance role in regard to Boards of education. The Ministry of Education does not directly govern BCSTA.

The title “Honorary” as indicated in Bylaw 1c “Honorary Life Membership” gives the BCSTA membership the opportunity to honor an individual for distinguished service. This is not attached to any Office, internal or external. Striking “Honorary President” from Bylaw 2 will return to the membership the possibility of a democratically decided  decision to bestow the title “Honorary” for distinguished service. The “honor” will cease to be simply a reflection of a provincial government appointed cabinet position.

As well, the title is to be conferred for “distinguished service within the organization”:

“1c Honorary Life Membership : The Association may honor any person for distinguished service within the Association by conferring on such person honorary life membership in the Association by extraordinary resolution in accordance with the provisions of Article 21.”

The history of this Bylaw has seen the Honorary President Officer position evolve from non-existent, to status as a membership-elected position in 1909, and finally,  to an automatic title given to Ministers of Education in 1981. BCSTA   cannot locate records of the rationale for the motion which led to latter change.

In 1905 the BCSTA held its 1st  Annual Convention. There was no Officer position held  for an Honorary President:  “…officers to be elected annually and to consist of a President, a Vice-President, and a Secretary-Treasurer”. By 1909, at the 6th Annual BCSTA Convention, Vice President and Honorary President were added to the list of Officers, but the Honorary President was elected by the membership. As it happened, the first Honorary President elected was the Minister of Education at that time, H. E. Young.  (

At a general meting prior to 1981 the Honorary President title became an automatically conferred “honor” on the Minster of Education: “Bylaw 2: The officers of the Association shall be: honorary president who shall be the Minister of Education, president, vice-president, two directors, the immediate past president, and the executive director, who shall be secretary and treasurer of the Association, all of whom except the honorary president, the executive director, and the immediate past president shall be elected annually at the general meeting…”.  No rationale for the bylaw amendment motion can be found for this change.

  • McNally: That the Board  submit the resolution to the BCSTA AGM which directs the BCSTA President to consult with appropriate committees and individuals and modify internal BCSTA legislation as needed, in order to discontinue the practice of of the BCSTA President appointing the members of the BCSTA Indigenous Education Committee, and that BCSTA internal legislation be written to establish a process whereby BCSTA Branches (8) each elect a member to represent that Branch on the Indigenous Education Committee, members to be of self-identified Indigenous background. / Carried.

Dec 3/18: Ed Policy & Directions
Members: Duncan (Chair),  Ferris, McNally, Painter, Watters ex officio (vote but not counted for quorum)

  • McNally: That the Board direct the Superintendent to provide the Board with a report on the current status of items 1 and 2 from the Nov 27 Ed Policy&Directions meeting recommended motion [D on that agenda] : 1. The Whole School Service Delivery Model and a list of the schools that are participating 2. The status and explanation of profile funding for students with severe Behaviour and Mental Health diagnosis (Category H) , along with provision of District-wide number for students in that category  for the 2018-19 school year. / Withdrawn as questions answered by a presentation in the meeting.

Dec 10/18 Operations Policy & Planning

  • McNally: No motions

Dec 17/18 Board
SD61 Board of Education: Duncan (2018), Leonard (1996), Ferris (1999),  Hentze (2018), McNally (2011), Painter (2018), Paynter (2014),  Watters (2014), Whiteaker (2014)

  • McNally: No motions.

Jan 28/19 Board Meeting

H1. New Business a) McNally: That the Board  task the Policy Advisory Committee with development of Governance Policies for the Board, beginning with the role of the Chair, role of Trustees, and role of the Board.
Amendment: 
Whiteaker: That the motion “That the Board  task the Policy Advisory Committee with development of Governance Policies for the Board, beginning with the role of the Chair, role of Trustees, and role of the Board” be amended to include the word “Vice-Chair” after chair. / Carried Unanimously

As amended: That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) task the Policy Advisory Committee with development of Governance Policies for the Board, beginning with the role of the Chair, Vice-Chair, role of Trustees, and role of the Board. / Carried. Unanimous

b) McNally:  That the Board direct the Superintendent to provide a report to the Education Policy and Directions Committee on February 4, 2019, that clarifies a)which District programs have been closed, b) which are still open, c) the 2019-2020 future of any district program still open, d) if a program has been described as “repurposed”, the meaning of “repurposed” for any District program that has been described as “repurposed”, e) the District response to parents from the Arbutus program or any other program who have requested in public or otherwise that it remain open, f) an update on shifts in high school special support blocks [ For example, Spectrum has decreased from 3/4 blocks to 2/4 blocks], g) a statement on the future of Challenge programs.

Painter : That the motion  be referred to the February 4, 2019 Education Policy and Directions Committee Meeting. /  Carried For:  Painter, Paynter, Ferris, Hentze, Whiteaker, Watters  Against: McNally   Abstain: Duncan

Feb 4/19 Education Policy and Directions Standing Committee

C3. McNally: That the Board direct the Superintendent to provide a report to the Board at the next Board meeting on February 25th, Ed Policy March 4 2019, that clarifies; a) which district programs have been closed; b) which are still open; c) the 2019-2020 future of any district program still open; d) if a program has been described as “repurposed,” the meaning of “repurposed” for any district program that has been described as “repurposed”: e) the District response to parents from the Arbutus program or any other program who have requested, in public or otherwise, that it remain open; f) an update on shifts in high school special support blocks, for example, Spectrum has decreased from 3/4 blocks to 2/4 blocks; g) a statement on the future of Challenge programs. / Carried as amended. For: Duncan, Ferris,  McNally Against: Painter, Watters

Amendment: Watters: report to Ed Policy March 4./ Carried

C.5 McNally: That the Board direct the Superintendent to maintain the program at Arbutus Global Middle School that serves students with “low incidence” designations, with current staffing levels and in the current classroom space, and that it not be closed except by Board vote preceded by full stakeholder consultation.  / Carried (but defeated at the next Board meeting): For: Duncan, McNally, Painter   Against: Ferris, Watters

C.9 From the floor: McNally: That the Board direct the Superintendent to retain the current spaces and current staffing ratios at Victor School for the use of the students currently enrolled in the Victor School education program, that the program be opened to new student intake,  and that the program remain in place and operational as an ongoing placement option as per Policy 5148 Alternatives to the Integrated Classroom ,  and that any proposed change  and related planning in regard to program operation or the program physical situation be made only after adherence to Policy 1163 Consultation, and only with the informed approval of the Board./ Defeated. For: Duncan, McNally  Against: Ferris, Painter Abstain: Watters

Feb 19/19 Operations Policy and Planning

C.i From Policy Subcommittee (Was McNally’s motion, originally, to develop a Policy): That the Board approve the new Policy 6163.7 Classroom Pets and accept the new Regulation 6163.7 Classroom Pets. / Carried. Unanimous.

Feb 25/19 Board Meeting:
D.1 b i McNally: That the Board  direct the Superintendent to provide a report to Ed Policy and Directions Committee at the next meeting on March 4th, 2019, that clarifies; a) which district programs have been closed; b) which are still open; c) the 2019-2020 future of any district program still open; d) if a program has been described as “repurposed,” the meaning of “repurposed” for any district program that has been described as “repurposed”: e) the District response to parents from the Arbutus program or any other program who have requested, in public or otherwise, that it remain open; f) an update on shifts in high school special support blocks, for example, Spectrum has decreased from 3/4 blocks to 2/4 blocks; g) a statement on the future of Challenge programs. /

Amendment, Painter: Report on June 25. For: Ferris, Hentze, Leonard, Painter, Watters Whiteaker Against:  Duncan, McNally, Paynter   / Amendment carried. [Second postponedment. Hmm. My understanding is that parent commitments need to be made to whatever District programs are left, by April.]

iii McNally: That the Board  direct the Superintendent to maintain the program at Arbutus Global Middle School that serves students with “low incidence” designations, with current staffing levels and in the current classroom space, and that it not be closed except by Board vote preceded by full stakeholder consultation. / Defeated. For: Duncan, McNally, Paynter   Against: Ferris, Hentze, Leonard, Painter, Watters, Whiteaker

Amendment: McNally:  With ongoing Distract funding to support a District program of up to 10 students. / Defeated. For: Duncan, McNally, Paynter   Against: Ferris, Hentze: Leonard, Painter, Watters, Whiteaker

D.2 iv (Was McNally’s orignal motion) That the Board approve the new Policy 6163.7 Classroom Pets and accept the new Regulation 6163.7 Classroom Pets. / Carried. Unanimous. (McNally’s effort to amend by requiring that the pet be removed from the school  during emergency drill or actual emergency failed again. This is is a good as it gets, for now. )

Left off agenda as Chair had ruled “out of order”. McNally: Place motion on agenda at D.1 c; challenge the chair. (McNally: That the Board direct the Superintendent to retain the current spaces and current staffing ratios at Victor School for the use of the students currently enrolled in the Victor School education program, that the program be opened to new student intake,  and that the program remain in place and operational as an ongoing placement option as per Policy 5148 Alternatives to the Integrated Classroom ,  and that any proposed change  and related planning in regard to program operation or the program physical situation be made only after adherence to Policy 1163 Consultation, and only with the informed approval of the Board./ Defeated. For: Duncan, McNally  Against: Ferris, Painter Abstain: Watters ) Motion to sustain the Chair (ie agree that the motion is “out of order”): Sustain the Chair: Ferris, Hentze, Leonard,  Painter, Whiteaker   Oppose the Chair’s ruling: Duncan, McNally,  Paynter   Chair’s ruling “out of order” upheld; motion did not get placed  the agenda. (Still not sure why re “out of order”.)

April 15/19 Operations Policy and Planning

10.B  McNally: That the Board  direct the Superintendent to develop a budget that includes provision for no charge for SD61 schools that do not have a theatre to use school theatres in SD61 for school drama and music programs. / McNally requested that the motion be tabled until the Fall.

10.C McNally: That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) direct the Superintendent to develop a budget that includes provision for full salary payment from the District budget for Reading Recovery teachers. / McNally requested that the motion be tabled until the Fall.

April 23/19 Board

H.1 a) McNally: That the Board direct the Chair to write a letter to appropriate contacts at the City of Victoria, the province, and the federal government,supporting the creation of the Canadian Maritime Museum located in Victoria’s Old Town. / Carried. Unanimous

June 3/19 Education Policy and Directions

C.4 McNally: That the Board of Education direct the Superintendent to provide a report directly from the Superintendent to the Board in September 2019 that provides: 1. the history of gifted education and related funding in SD61 and provincially to the present 2. complete information on funding changes provincially and in SD61 over the last ten years that have impacted gifted education in SD61 and the province 3. information regarding provision of targeted gifted education in SD61 over the last ten years 4. In-depth information explaining any proposed service delivery model / models of service under consideration for the 2019-2020 school year and forward for students designated “gifted” in SD61 in order that the Board may consider how best to allocate resources to serve the vulnerable gifted student population, before a service model that differs from current practice is put in place.

Amended Painter: That the Board of Education direct the Superintendent to provide a report directly from the Superintendent to the Board in September 2019 February 2020 …. Carried. Abstain: Ferris

June 24/19 Board

Duncan (2018), Leonard (elected 1996), Ferris (elected 1999),  Hentze (2018), McNally (2011), Painter (2018), Paynter (2014),  Watters (2014), Whiteaker (2014)

D.1 B ii:  McNally: (After discussion at the Board table) Motion to amend Ed Policy motion above : Replace “10” with “18” in part 2 and 3 [to reflect cuts and changes by BC Liberal government over those years]. / Defeated. For:  McNally, Duncan, Painter and Paynter   Against: Leonard, Ferris, Watters, Hentze and Whiteaker

Duncan: Amendment:  remove the word “directly” and strike #1 and #2, replace the word ‘ten’ with ‘two’ in the new #1 and amend the new #2 to read “Information explaining the current and any proposed service delivery model/models……” / Carried as amended. For:  Duncan, Painter, Paynter, Watters, Hentze, McNally and Whiteaker    Against: Leonard and Ferris

Leonard: Motion to refer this motion to September  9/19 Ed Policy and Directions Committee meeting. / Carried. For: Trustees Leonard, Ferris, Paynter, Painter, Hentze, McNally, Whiteaker, Watters Against: Trustee Duncan

September 9 / 19 Education Policy and Directions

C.4 McNally: Withdrawn : That the Board   direct the Superintendent to provide a report to the Board in February 2020 that provides: 1. Information regarding provision of targeted gifted education in SD61 over the last two years 2. Information explaining the current and any proposed service delivery model / models of service under consideration for the 2019-2020 school year and forward for students designated “gifted” in SD61 in order that the Board may consider how best to allocate resources to serve the vulnerable gifted student population, before a service model that differs from current practice is put in place.

Rationale for withdrawal: Chair, I request permission of the meeting to withdraw this motion and to speak briefly to my reasons for withdrawing. On April 24, 2017 a motion carried that directed the Superintendent to provide a report to Ed Policy on current practices and future directions for supporting gifted learners. I have been unable to find that report, but am told that meeting / tracking software will be helping with the existing problems  with finding staff reports. As a tangent, the sd61 website does have a “reports” sub menu but there is not much to be found there. So, once I have that report and the public has it also, there will be no need for this motion. As well, the motion recommended a review and update of Policy 6142.05 Education of Students or Learners with Gifted Abilities. I’m not sure how students and learners differ, but that’s not the main issue with the Policy – the main issue is  that this policy originated in 1987 and was last updated in 1992. The Policy Committee is on overload with policies that were not updated in a timely manner for a very long time, as for a significant period of time previous  SD61 Boards believed that Policy was not the purview of Trustees and was to be left to staff to update and generate. The Policy Committee is also working on creating vital policies that have never existed in SD61 – (for example, Evaluation if the Superintendent, Role of the Chair, Role of the Vice Chair) so the committee has not got to this task. Associated with that Policy is Regulation 2123.026 which was also created in 1987 and was last updated in 1995. So, before any motion regarding gifted students comes to the table, I suggest that the policy and regulation need review first, and in the social justice spirit of “nothing about us without us”, at that time VCPAC could be involved along with students in the existing Challenge programs at Mt Doug and Esquimalt. Requesting permission to withdraw the motion. [Because staff report to come.]

Sept 19/19 Operations Policy and Planning Standing Committee: McNally: No motions
Board Meeting: McNally no motions
Oct 7/19 Education Policy and Directions Standing Committee: McNally  no motions
Oct 21/19: OPP Standing Committee: McNally no motions
Oct 28/19 Board: McNally no motions

Nov 4/19 Ed Policy

  • McNally: That the Board of Education of School District 61 direct the Superintendent to report by category, monthly, in the regular open board meeting, the aggregate numbers of  students with special needs excluded outside the students IEP or daily plan, including the following categories: 1. being asked to stay home 2. being sent home 3. being dropped off late and or being picked up early by busing services 4. being excluded from field trips 5. being sent out of the regular classroom to the resource room, sensory/isolation or other room./ DEFEATED.   For: Trustee McNally Against: Trustee Painter, Trustee Ferris, Trustee Duncan

Nov 18/19 OPP

  • McNally: Notice of motion: That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) approve the following change to a) Bylaw 9360 Article 5 General Meeting of the Board, b) Bylaw 9360.2 Article B.3.4. regarding the agenda of the Operations Policy and Planning Standing Committee, and c) Bylaw 9360.2 Article B.4.4. regarding the agenda of the Education Policy and Planning Standing Committee, by adding, “The Community Presentations period is limited to a maximum of six speakers, each speaking a maximum of five minutes. In the event the named speaker on the list does not wish to speak, the speaking opportunity will be forfeited.”

Nov 25/19 Board (New Business below at10:30 pm)

  •  McNally requested this motion be postponed and moved forward to the December 16, 2019 Board of Education meeting:
    That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) direct the Superintendent to report by category, monthly in the public Board meeting, aggregate numbers of exclusions of students with special needs outside the students’  IEP and / or daily plan, including: 1. being asked to stay home 2. being sent home 3. being dropped off late and / or picked up early by busing service 4. being excluded from field trips(s) 5. being sent out of the regular classroom to the resource room, sensory / isolation room, or other space.
  •  McNally requested that this motion be postponed and moved to the December 16, 2019 Board of Education meeting.
    That the Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) approve the following change to a) Bylaw 9360 Article 5 General Meeting of the Board, b) Bylaw 9360.2 Article B.3.4. regarding the agenda of the Operations Policy and Planning Standing Committee, and c) Bylaw 9360.2 Article B.4.4. regarding the agenda of the Education Policy and Planning Standing Committee, by adding, “The Community Presentations period is limited to a maximum of six speakers, each speaking a maximum of five minutes. In the event the named speaker on the list does not wish to speak, the speaking opportunity will be forfeited.”

Dec 2/19 Ed Policy: McNally no motions
Dec 9/19 OPP: McNally no motions

Dec 16/19: Board

  • McNally( Lined Paper report linked):  That the Board direct the Superintendent to report by category, monthly in the public Board meeting, aggregate numbers of exclusions of students with special needs outside the students’ [plural] IEP and / or daily plan, including: 1. being asked to stay home 2. being sent home 3. being dropped off late and / or picked up early busing service 4. being excluded from field trips(s) 5. being sent out of the regular classroom to the resource room, sensory / isolation room, or other space. /   Motion to amend (Duncan): In doing so, the Superintendent will adhere   to the Ministry of Education Policy on the Protection of Personal Information when Reporting on Small Populations which applies to all school, district and ministry staff responsible for reporting or otherwise publicly releasing personal information and any other organization reporting information provided by the Ministry of Education. The Policy is intended to prevent the possibility of associating statistical or aggregate data with an identifiable individual. // Amendment CARRIED. For: Duncan, Hentze, McNally, Paynter, Whiteaker    Against: Ferris, Leonard, Painter, Watters // Motion as amended: DEFEATED.  For: Duncan, McNally, Paynter.  Against: Ferris, Hentze, Leonard, Painter, Watters, Whiteaker

Jan 6/20: Education Policy & Directions Standing Committee

  • McNally (from the  floor) : Board  instruct the Chair to write a letter to the Minister of Education, the Premier and the Treasury Board, asking the government to increase public education funding via a significant increase to the per pupil amount in the 2020 Provincial Budget in order to realistically meet the needs of students in BC Public Schools. / Trustee painter: Motion to refer to Advocacy Ad Hoc Committee. / Carried. Unanimous.

Jan 20/20 Operations Policy & Planning Standing Committee

  • McNally: Board task the Superintendent with provision of one comprehensive District organization / reporting lines chart that includes personnel in all departments, to (but not including) the clerical support level, to be provided to the Board and posted in the “About Us” sub-menu under the”Our District” menu before February 24, 2020/ Defeated . For: Painter  Against: Hentze, Leonard, Whiteaker
  • Whiteaker: Not in support. Going way too dep and over Board responsibiity. Want flexibility for personnel. How would this support learning in the classroom? [Watch for this refrain for any motion Whiteaker doesn’t like.]
  • Hentze: Personally would find this helpful but what does staff think? [Voted against]
  • Superintendent: All people want to know is who to go to if they have a problem. SD61 linear work in teams.
  • Watters: This is scary, with resource allocation implications. Board needs to stay at high level. Org chart is not a public accountability document. SD61 not a linear org.
  • Toczak, GVTA: In favour.
    Hammer, VCPAC: In favour.

McNally Rationale:

Looking for a complete District org chart to get a grip on management at middle and senior levels, and who reports to whom, and who supervises whom?

School districts are multimillion dollar enterprises funded by public money – yours. Accessible complete district organization / reporting line charts seem to have disappeared on all BC school district websites.

SD61 Facilities Department chart looks impressive and complete though some names are out of date.

The Educational Services Department Has no names attached to positions, and doesn’t go deep enough to the next level.

The SD61 Superintendent’s Department organizational chart is missing some names, and reporting lines for the Learning Team head, Learning Support Team head, and Inclusive Learning Team head (no name) are unclear.  Members of the teams are not shown. This chart needs to go to that level. [March 20/20 update: Learning Team,Learning Support Team, and Inclusive Learning Team are reportedly morphed into one “District Team”. Try to keep up.]

There appears to be  no SD61  organization chart for the Secretary  Treasurer’s  Department, the Information Technology Department, or Human Resources Department. [March 20 update: Associate Superintendent Greg Kitchen has resigned.]

https://www.sd61.bc.ca/…/departments-…/educational-services/

Why is an organizational chart with reporting lines desirable for SD61?

An organizational chart is a  detailed representations of the organization’s structures and hierarchies. They provide both employees, parents, and other stakeholders with a “clear  picture of its reporting relationships, divisions of work, and levels of management. Stakeholders what to see that the structure has been built to support organizational goals and have clear accountability lines for achieving  the key factors for success in SD61: the goals of the strategic plan. The very process of charting the organization is a good test of the structure because any relationship that cannot be charted is likely to be confusing to those working in it and to stakeholders.

An org structure allows you to define how many “rungs of the ladder” a particular department or business line should have. In other words, who tells whom to do what? And how are issues, requests, and proposals communicated up and down that ladder?

Centralization describes where decisions are ultimately made. Once you’ve established your chain of command, you’ll need to consider which people and departments have a say in each decision. A business can lean toward centralized, where final decisions are made by just one or two entities; or decentralized, where final decisions are made within the team or department in charge of carrying out that decision.

Formal organization charts do not recognize informal lines of communication and influence that exist in every enterprise but this level of influence by its nature, though it will always exist, cannot be charted. Some critics or organization charts claim that that org charts may encourage individuals to take a very narrow view of their jobs and may discourage the development of leadership skills in some employees. However, attention to development of opportunities for distributed leadership within clear reporting lines minimizes this possibility for those who do wish to move into leadership positions.

The growth in cross-functional teams increases the usefulness of organizational charts for keeping track of operational relationships and lines of supervision and accountability.

Jan 27/20 Board Meeting

McNally:  Board advance the name change of George Jay Elementary School, and strike a committee to that effect as per Regulation 1421 -Naming School Sites. Carried. For: Duncan, Hentze, McNally, Painter, Watters  Against: Leonard, Paynter,  Whiteaker

McNally:  Board  task the Superintendent with provision of one comprehensive District organization / reporting lines chart that includes personnel in all departments, to (but not including) the clerical support level, to be provided to the Board and posted in the “About Us” sub-menu under the “Our District” menu before February 24, 2020.

  • Paynter: Amendment: “… task the Superintendent with ensuring that all District departments create and maintain organizational/reporting charts or structured and comprehensive contact lists, post these items to the District website in a consistent manner and include contact information for key department contacts.” /  Carried. For: Hentze, Leonard, Painter, Paynter, Watters, Whiteaker  Against: Duncan, McNally
  • Main motion as amended:  For:  Duncan, Hentze, Leonard, Painter, Paynter, Watters, Whiteaker  Abstain:McNally  [Better than nothing? Maybe, but not by much.]

March 2/20 Ed Policy Standing Committee

McNally:  Board  instruct the Superintendent to ensure that the Ad Hoc Committee Meetings Minutes pages includes current minutes and reports to the Board as required from all functioning Ad Hoc Committees, beginning immediately. / Whiteaker: Motion to remove  as McNally not present. / Carried. Unanimous.

Rationale: Eight  current Ad Hoc Committees listed; 1 report of minutes on “minutes” page, Equity Ad Hoc, May 2019.

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