Leaving Long Term Parking Lot Lot: My Questions Re PISE SD61 Answered


PISE Update:

a)Is PISE acting as a private contractor for SD61 sports programs?
b) What is the SD61 budget for all PISE services annually?
c)How many SD61 students are receiving service from PISE as a paid contractor, apart from PISE after school PE activity visits?
d) How many private contractors are paid – salary or honoraria – for providing sports related services at Academies or otherwise?


Response / PISE Update from SD61 Staff:
a)Is PISE acting as a private contractor for SD61 sports programs?
We do not work with PISE as a private contractor for sports programs.
However, since 2016 we have partnered with PISE to provide a teacher- mentorship program in elementary schools in the area of physical literacy. We started with our most vulnerable schools and typically provide this service to 5 or 6 schools annually.


Middle Project:
In 2018 -2019 through our JCCI discussions (Joint Committee on Curriculum Implementation with GVTA) it was determined that a focus would be on the new Physical Health and Literacy curriculum K – 9. AS such it was decided that we would focus on Mental Health literacy for teachers and students in grade 8 and physical literacy in grades 6 and 7.
We have partnered with PISE to provide physical literacy series for all grade 6 and 7 advisory classes in the district. We started with Shoreline and in April PISE will work with grade 6 and 7 classes in Monterey and Central.
b) What is the SD61 budget for all PISE services annually?
Through CommunityLINK funds (which is partnered with BC Dairy ) we have allocated an annual budget of $15,000 which is matched by PISE through grants they receive as a Not for Profit society. Through the Curriculum and Learning Support Fund we allocated $60,000 for the 2019-2020 school year to PISE to provide a teacher mentorship program in the area of physical health and physical literacy for all grade 6 and 7 teachers and students. In addition to the PISE series, each school receives funds to release teachers to collaborate, share their learnings and plan for the future.
c )How many SD61 students are receiving service from PISE as a paid contractor, apart from PISE after Craigflower Elementary, annually?

2016/17
James Bay Community School (Grade K-3)
Northridge Elementary School (Grade K-3)
Marigold Elementary School (Grade K-3)
Rogers Elementary School (Grade K-3)
Oaklands Elementary School (Grade K-3)
South Park Elementary School (Grade K-3)
2017/18
George Jay Elementary School (Grade K-2)
Cloverdale Traditional School (Grade K-3)
Macaulay Elementary School (Grade K-3)
Strawberry Vale Elementary School (Grade K-3)
Vic West Elementary School (Grade K-3
2018 – 2019
Torquay
Eagle View
Lake Hill
Victor
2019-2020
Frank Hobbs
Quadra
Margaret Jenkins


d) How many private contractors are paid – salary or honoraria – for providing sports related services at Academies or otherwise?
To clarify, the individuals are contract employees [not GVTA contract or CUPE; private contracting] and the District, as the employer, remits statutory deductions and pays Worksafe premiums.
Esquimalt Rugby Academy – $11,506 (3 contracted employees)
Reynolds Soccer Academy – $51,204 (4 contracted employees and two independent contractors)
Spectrum Hockey Academy – $72,066 (1 independent contractor)
Lambrick Baseball Academy – $63,505 (9 contracted employees)
Lambrick Baseball Academy (Jr) – $17,693 (6 contracted employees)

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