Category: inclusive education

The Record Off The Record The Record Off The Record is  my personal record of and commentary on SD61 Board and  Standing Committee meetings. Official, approved  minutes are on the SD61 website, one  month after the meeting. SD61 Greater Victoria School District includes students in Esquimalt, Oak Bay, Victoria, View Royal, parts of Saanich and […]

There are four BAA courses coming forward in motions tonight. The School Act says we can develop these courses, but just because we can, should we perpetuate competition among schools? One of the courses is privately funded by a benefactor. This is not how I see public education being funded. There are no big infrastructure costs associated with any one of these courses coming forward, unlike for example, an automotive shop, which would be costly to replicate at every high school. If these courses are good enough for one school, they’re good enough for all schools. For these reasons, I will not support this motion or the three that follow.

TTB direct the Superintendent to enhance the information available to the public and stakeholders about their role in voice at meetings, the ability to address address the Board and participate at Standing Committees as well as update the agenda package and information at the meeting itself, and improve the District website. / Carried. Unanimous.