Lined Paper (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 primarily serves students in Esquimalt, Oak Bay, Victoria, View Royal, parts of Saanich and the Highlands, […]
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“Mental health” is too important an issue to have one-off presentations at various schools. There is a province-wide bandwagon effect regarding student mental health initiatives, and the providers need more scrutiny from the District.
“We have all provincial ministries here in Victoria and we don’t discuss anything but education. “
Is the “Dr. Greg Forster” quoted in the supporting document the Republican Evangelical who works for the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice? And is a senior fellow of the Kern Family Foundation that funds Charter Schools, obviously working toward privatization of the public school system?
Letters from BC School Boards to the Minister of Education, and others on a variety of topics here. I’ve reformatted many School Board letters that BC School Boards copy to other Boards and more, on various topics, in order to post them here. School Board Letters #9 is the last letters post here. The conversion […]
McNally: That all personnel accounted for (in addition to the proposed reduction in clerical support and reduction in Learning Mentor FTE) under “Learning Initiatives” be reassigned to appropriate positions in SD61, and the department “Learning Initiatives” be closed. / Defeated. Rationale: According to the information trustees were given at orientation (the Department’s budget for 2011-12) this department’s budget is, or was pre-Learning Mentors cuts, approximately $1,088,181. There is no need for an in-house professional development consultancy.
“Though the Sundance community, as well as the hundreds of individuals who have written to you in support of Sundance, are presently disillusioned with the way this process has been handled so far, we still hope that a more positive solution will be found. We want what we have always wanted, to work with the board to meet the budget constraints as well as the needs of the children who call Sundance “home”.”