BCTF Response to the Ministry of Education Funding Model Review Panel Report 2018

The  report is available here: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/education/administration/resource-management/k12funding/funding-model-review/independent_review_panel-final_report_2018.pdf

The review panel:

  • Chris Trumpy, chair, former deputy finance minister of British Columbia
  • Flavia Coughlan, secretary-treasurer, Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows District; vice-president, BC Association of School Business Officials
  • Pieter Langstraat, former superintendent, Greater Victoria School District; former superintendent Red Deer AB public schools
  • Lynda Minnabarriet, secretary-treasurer, Gold Trail School District; chair, B.C. Education Marketplace
  • Kelly Pollack, partner, Human Capital Strategies;  founder and former CEO, Immigrant Employment Council of BC
  • Philip Steenkamp, former vice-president, external relations, University of British Columbia; former deputy minister, ministries of Advanced Education; Aboriginal Affairs; Tourism, Culture and the Arts; and Regional Economic and Skills Development
  • Angus Wilson, superintendent, Mission School District; former superintendent, Haida Gwaii School District

Stakeholders generally agreed that the “no consultation and quick implementation” process was somewhat problematic.  [Other stakeholders’ letter here.] So,  working groups will engage [us?] further on key areas identified in the report:

  • inclusive education: Pieter Langstraat (only co-chair carry-over from the “Expert Panel”), Cloe Nicholls
  • distributed learning: Nikki Lachance , Mike McKay
  • adult education: Emilie Hillier , Debbie Jeffrey
  • financial management and accountability: Kim Horn, Joan Axford


The working groups will include representation by all education partners and are to report back in the fall of 2019.

It’s not been made clear to anyone  how participants will get onto these working groups, which will start meeting in March 2019. In 18 days.


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