Category: inclusive education

Parent: No one asked the parents….Someone told me that SD61 had contracted an expert to assist them with moving forward with this inclusion policy, and that she had said that even 5 minutes of meaningful inclusion is better than none. Agreed. But what happens to the other 355 minutes? Suggest put neurotypicals in [child with low incidence designation]’s classroom as home room, instead of the other way around. Request to keep the District Program at Arbutus open.

Elected Trustees: Leonard (1996), Ferris (1999), Orcherton (1999), Loring-Kuhanga (2011), McNally (2011), Nohr (2011), Paynter (2014),  Watters (2014), Whiteaker (2014) P. 1 Board meeting / general info P. 2. DPAC Constitution (more interesting than it sounds – each school PAC has its own but they apparently aren’t posted) Voting Day Local Elections October 20, 2018. New rules and info here.  I plan to stand for election […]

Elected SD61 Trustees: Leonard (1996), Ferris (1999), Orcherton (1999), Loring-Kuhanga (2011), McNally (2011), Nohr (2011), Paynter (2014),  Watters (2014), Whiteaker (2014) P. 1 Operations Policy and Planning Meeting P. 2. DPAC Constitution (more interesting than it sounds – each school PAC has its own but they apparently aren’t posted) Motion below carried at BCSTA AGM in April 2018. Letter from BCSTA Executive to Minister  Fleming and the […]

SD37 Delta’s Resolution carried at the BCSTA AGM April 28: Voting Day Local Elections October 20, 2018. New rules and info here.  Yes, I will run again for Trustee in SD61 Greater Victoria. SD61 is in the midst of many  changes and will need progressive vision and continued commitment and close attention to to clear, understandable […]

Public goods should be funded by public money through sufficient taxes to provide optimum operation. Both public education and public health – hospitals – are critical public goods, yet both are dependent on fundraising or the  personally favoured  cause of  wealthy philanthropists. Education and hospitals should not have to turn to bake sales and golf tournaments   for funding.