Early in 2019 a “Parking Lot” was established by staff for Trustee questions no one apparently had time to answer. My questions below have been “parked” since early 2019. Parking Lot 1. PISE Update: a) Is PISE acting as a private contractor for SD61 sports programs? b) What is the SD61 budget for all PISE […]

“Reading Recovery achieved strong results, receiving positive or potentially positive ratings across all four outcomes — alphabetics (phonics and phonemic awareness), fluency, comprehension, and reading achievement. Among programs reviewed, Reading Recovery received the highest improvement index in reading achievement and fluency.”

Yes, I support inclusion. I taught children and youth with “severe and profound” challenges for ten years. If a student is non verbal, has no communication system reliably developed,  and does not want to be in a situation, how to let everyone know that? “Behaviours” to be “managed” could  often be cries for help or […]

February 15/19 Partner Forum summary, Ministry of Education SD44 North Vancouver: “Our Board has not reached a consensus on the appropriateness of the prevalence model over a medical designation model. As illustrated in our Board discussion, the proposal is not well understood and various questions and concerns have been raised. Further, there is strong suspicion […]

  Could all the references to local Board “flexibility to meet local needs”  in reports supporting Profile Funding [prevalence] be the same offload onto Boards to bear the brunt of stakeholder frustration that we’ve experienced in an ongoing and increasingly untenable way since 2002, when the real problem is there is not enough funding to […]